Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes

Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes

If rumours are to be believed, it is expected to come with 3,000mAh against 3,120mAh seen in the Redmi 4A. A few weeks back, the Redmi 5A was shown up at TENNA, China's regulatory body.

The device appears to have stuck to the Redmi 4A's design for the most part. A closer look at the poster suggests that the Xiaomi Redmi 5A may come with an 8-day standby battery life. Besides this, the smartphone has a design that is pretty similar to the previous generation model. As it is a budget smartphone, there is no fingerprint sensor on board just like its prequel. Based on the listing, the smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.

Xiaomi has announced that during upcoming Diwali festive season, Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 will be available at 240 Big Bazaar stores. It will be offered in 16GB/32GB storage variants with a microSD card slot, expandable storage up to 128GB. The device gets the necessary power from a 3000mAh battery, which is 120mAh smaller in terms of capacity as opposed to its predecessor but this shouldn't make a significant difference. For imaging, the Redmi 5A gets a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with F2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel shoot up front for selfies and video calls. It is priced at CNY 599 (around Rs. 5,883) and will be available for pre-order in China starting 6 PM today.

Not much else can be gleaned from the poster, other than the fact that the Xiaomi offering will run on MIUI 9 and a Snapdragon processor. On a related note, Xiaomi nearly a month ago launched its Redmi Note 5A (4GB RAM variant) in its home turf China. The device has been described as "lightweight and long battery life".