Xiaomi Redmi 5A Launched In India As “DeshKaSmartphone”!
Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been launched in India, Marketed as the “Desh ka Smartphone”. The Redmi 5A was recently launched in China in October 2017 with only 2/16 GB variant. But in India, it has been launched with variant 2/16GB and 3/32GB.
Speaking of the specification, Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a 5-inch 720×1280 HD IPS display. It is Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and will be available in either 2GB RAM/16GB storage or 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The device has Dual SIM Support and a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. On the camera department, it has a 13MP rear-facing camera with f/2.2 and 5-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0. It runs on Xiaomi latest OS MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is further backed by a 3000mAh battery.
Redmi 5A Specs:
5.0 inches 720×1280 HD IPS display
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 425 Quad-core 1.4GHz CPU with Adreno 308 GPU
2GB RAM and 16GB / 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (Expandable up to 128GB)
MIUI9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat
13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR blaster, 3G+4G LTE, Dual-SIM-Dedicated MicroSD card slot
3000mAh non-removable battery
Seeing the specs you may feel like it is quite similar to Redmi 4A. Well, it’s because Redmi 5a and Redmi 4a don’t differ much. The difference between these two phones are :Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a metallic matte finish, the front-facing camera on Redmi 5A has improved a little bit with a larger f/2.0 aperture while Redmi 4A has f/2.2, Redmi 5A also has a dedicated microSD slot but battery capacity on Redmi 5a has been decreased by 120mAh compared to Redmi 4A.
About the price Xiaomi Redmi 5A costs INR. 5,999(~NPR 9,600) for the 2GB RAM+16GB storage variant and INR. 6,999 (~NPR 11,200) for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant. However, Xiaomi India is providing INR 1,000 discount to the first 5 million units of the 16GB storage variant bringing the price down to INR. 4,999. Redmi 5A will be available from 7th December at Mi.com, Flipkart.com and Mi Home.
With the very aggressive pricing of Redmi 5A, especially 16GB variant, Xiaomi clearly wants to take the crown of highest selling smartphone company in India. There is no news about the release of these Redmi 5A in Nepal at the moment. Currently Redmi 4A is priced at MRP 14,499 (2GB+ 16GB) and MRP 15,999 (2GB+ 32GB) in Nepal. We hope Mi Nepal will definitely launch Redmi 5A in coming days at very reasonable price tag for Nepali market.
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