Xiaomi’s ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ has finally launched in India and, it is none other than the expected Redmi 5A. The successor to the Redmi 4A, the Redmi 5A has an entry-level price tag as well as specifications. The highlight of this smartphone is the company's boast of an '8-day battery life', referring to standby time. Otherwise, the handset isn't too much of an upgrade over Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which is still available in India for Rs. 5,999.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications
The Redmi 5A comes with 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port.
Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. It runs on a 3000mAh battery, with 5V/1A charging, rated to deliver up to 8 days of standby time, and 7 hours of video playback. It measures 140.4x70.1x8.35mm, and weighs 137 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A price and availability
The smartphone comes in two variants based on different RAM and storage capacities. The 2GB RAM+ 16GB storage model costs Rs 5,999, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version costs Rs 6,999. The smartphone will start retailing on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores starting December 7 in dark grey, gold and rose gold colours.
"Offering up to eight days of standby time, Redmi 5A is a successor to the hugely-popular Redmi 4A," said Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, in a statement.
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