Xiaomi Launches Redmi 5A, Prices Start At Rs 4999

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be up for purchase from Flipkart starting on December 7.

It is not clear if Reliance Jio will extend this Rs 199 plan to other smartphones in the market.

While the smartphone's exact pricing remains a mystery at this point, it is likely that Micromax will price it competitively against Xiaomi's offering. Jio has introduced this special monthly plan for Redmi 5A users at ₹199. Now Xiaomi is planning to launch its two more high-end smartphones next month. There's now a dedicated microSD slot in addition to two SIM card slots, and the 3000mAh battery is created to provide two days' worth of usage, once fully charged. On the software front, the device runs on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9.

The Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 5,999 for the base 2GB/16GB variant and Rs 6,999 for 3GB/32GB variant.

We said yesterday the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will have a 5.7-inch screen, HD+ 1440 x 720 pixel resolution, Snapdragon 625 chipset, 64GB onboard storage, 4GB RAM, 5MP selfie shooter, a 12MP rear camera, and a 3300mAh battery.

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The Redmi 5A will sport a 13 megapixel primary camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. The Rs 1000 cashback should theoretically help Reliance Jio retain a customer with high ARPU for a time period of 22-months (12Months+ 10 Coupons) since only one discount coupon can be used for every recharge. Moreover, the phone will come in three storage option: 2 GB RAM/16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage, and 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage. Under the hood, it has a 3000mAh battery which provides the power. Redmi 5A isn't different from the Redmi 4A, as both phones feature nearly identical specifications and design.

The official Xiaomi account on Weibo posted the above image with some information regarding the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch.

The smartphone will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold color variants.

The dual-sim phone also has IR-blaster which can control home appliances with Xiaomi's Mi Remote App.

In the camera segment, Redmi 5A sports a 13MP snapper with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF.

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