Xiaomi has announced a new budget smartphone named Redmi Note 5A at an event held in China earlier today. This smartphone is aimed at offering a great selfie camera along with new software, good build quality and amazing battery life for an affordable price. It has been announced in a total of three configurations (2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB) divided across two models named Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5A Prime.
The major difference between the two models is that Prime model (3GB and 4GB RAM) offers 13-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, HDR mode, and LED flash along with a 16-megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 76-degree wide-angle lens, and soft light flash. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the back. As for the standard (2GB RAM) model, the rear shooter remains the same but the selfie shooter sees a downscale to 5-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. This model is also missing a fingerprint scanner.
Other than this, both Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5A Plus offer the same set of specifications. You will find a 5.5-inch HD display along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and Adreno 308 GPU. All the models support microSD cards but also feature hybrid slot which means you can either use them as dual SIM phones or with one SIM card and a microSD card. The whole package is powered by a 3080mAh battery and running Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat.
Xiaomi has priced the 2GB/16GB model at 699 Yuan (about Rs. 6,700), 3GB/32GB model at 899 Yuan (about Rs. 8,600), and 4GB/64GB model at 1199 Yuan (about Rs. 11,500). You will be able to choose from Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver color options as they are currently up for sale in China.