Xiaomi Set To Launch New Redmi Phone On The 30th Of November
Xiaomi has been teasing the launch of a ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ on social media for a couple of weeks now. The launch is set for the 30th of November and will be a part of the Redmi lineup. Since it is being marketed as the ‘India Ka Smartphone’, it could be priced under Rs 5000 for the base model.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) November 23, 2017
Redmi India’s Twitter account has been teasing a few features of the phone such as long battery life and multiple Indian local languages support. This suggests that Xiaomi could launch the Redmi 5A in India come 30th of November.
The Redmi 5A isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A has a 5 inch LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution.
The Redmi 5A has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, along with 2GB of RAM. At the time of its launch in China, only one storage model was announced but, more storage and RAM variants could be introduced for its India launch. The current model has 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
The dual-SIM Redmi 5A is powered by a 3000 mAh battery which seems to be a downgrade when compared to the Redmi 4A which packs a 3120 mAh battery. The device will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 9 skin on top.
The Redmi 5A has a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. To the front is a 5MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone records 1920 x 1080 px videos.