Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi 5A as “Desh Ka Smartphone” in India. It is the most affordable Xiaomi smartphone in the country and was originally unveiled last month in China. It is quite similar to its predecessor Redmi 4A but the cheaper pricing makes it worth considering if you are on a tight budget or simply interested in an entry-level offering.

The most important aspect of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is its 8-day battery life which the company talked about specifically at the launch event. It has been announced in 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB variants priced at Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999 respectively. But for the first 5 million units of the 2GB variant, Xiaomi will be offering a flat discount of Rs. 1000 which means you will have an opportunity to get the smartphone for only Rs. 4,999. It will go on sale starting December 7th at 12 PM IST via Flipkart. You will be able to choose from Gold, Rose Gold, and Dark Grey color options.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB or 3GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB storage (dedicated microSD card slot)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and phase detection autofocus
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery
  • MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat