Just yesterday, it was confirmed that Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China on December 7.
As far as the design is concerned, both the devices come with a plastic design.
Redmi 5A features an enhanced standby time of up to 8 days which can be a great selling point for the device. After this threshold is reached, the handset's price will go up to ₹5,999, which was actually the starting price of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A too. However, the Redmi 5A has a dedicated microSD card slot, instead of the hybrid card slot.
While the Redmi 5A is officially priced at Rs 5999 for the 2GB/16GB variant, Xiaomi has chose to grant a Rs 1000 discount to the first 5 million buyers. On the storage front, the Redmi 5A offers 16GB/32GB of internal memory along with a microSD card that can accommodate up to 128GB of storage. Turn it around and you will see a slightly redesigned rear panel as opposed to that seen of the Redmi 4A - the speaker grille now shifts below the faux antenna line and so does the camera along with the LED flash. On the front, it has a 5MP camera which comes with f/2.0 aperture.
As stated earlier, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is powered by the same internals that makes up the Redmi 4A, so we assume that the performance would be identical. Despite its size, Xiaomi says the Redmi 5A will offer 8-day battery life.
As for its specifications, Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. It runs on Android 7.1.2-based MIUI 9 software, with features such as one-handed mode, app locker for password protection, and the ability to run two instances of the same app with different accounts. The phone is a successor to the Redmi 4A, which is the third best-selling device in the country this year. After that, the phone will be sold at ₹5,999, the same price as the base variant of the Redmi 4A. However, Xiaomi is offering an additional discount of Rs 1,000 for the first 1 million customers of the 2GB/16GB variant, bringing its price down to Rs 4,999. However, the 3GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5A will still retail for Rs 6,999.
The Redmi 4A looks nearly similar to most of Xiaomi's Redmi lineup.