Xiaomi’s co-founder, Lin Bin has been teasing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A smartphone from the last couple of weeks. As announced earlier, Xiaomi has officially launched the selfie-focused Redmi Note 5A today in China. The device sports metal finish plastic body and comes in two different variants. The standard variant comes with 2GB of RAM and is priced at 699 Yuan (approx Rs. 6,999), while the high-end variant comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants and are priced at 899 Yuan and 1199 Yuan respectively. The Redmi Note 5A also runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 9 out of the box.
It sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass on the top. The standard variant of the Redmi Note 5A comes with Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor and includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the high-end variant is powered by Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor and comes coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. Both the variants include a dedicated MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage up to 128GB.
In the camera department, the Redmi Note 5A features a 13MP sensor on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. However, the 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens, and 36 built-in beauty modes is only limited to the high-end variant. The standard variant of the Redmi Note 5A settles with the 5MP front facing camera. The 3,080mAh non-removable battery is rated to last up to 10-11 days on standby mode. Compared to the high-end variant, the standard variant of the Redmi Note 5A is slightly thinner and also weighs on the lower side.
The smartphone supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity. Beneath the display are the three capacitive navigation buttons for multitasking, home, and back (left to right). Only the high-end RAM variant sports the fingerprint sensor, it can be found on the rear of the device. The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge of the device. On the connectivity front, the Redmi Note 5A offers 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
The device will be available in Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum Silver color options. All three variants will go on sale starting tomorrow in China through Mi.com and JD.com. Just like any other Chinese launch event, there is no information about the availability of the Redmi Note 5A in the foreign markets. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!