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The Desh Ka Smartphone Is Here! It Is The Redmi 5A!

The Desh Ka Smartphone Is Here! It Is The Redmi 5A!

Customers can get the Xiaomi Redmi 5A for ₹3,999 with this ₹199 Jio monthly plan. It would be powered by a Snapdragon 625 Chipset.

The Redmi 5A is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery underneath, which is actually lesser than 3,120 mAh found on the Redmi 4A but sufficient for what should be a day long battery life. 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. Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a metallic matte finish, and will be available in three colours: Dark grey, Gold and Rose gold. However, for more official information about this phone, we have to wait for the official announcement by the company on December 7. The regular Redmi 5 will sport a 5.7 inch HD+ display, whereas the Plus variant will come with a 5.99 inch FHD+ display.

Watch out this space for the detailed review on how the Xiaomi Redmi 5A gives us the experience of being an ultra-budget daily runner. There's no word on the timeline for Android Oreo upgrade since Xiaomi prefers to maintain its own cycle of upgrades defined by MIUI versions. The phone is also expected to arrive in various colors.

While the Android skins are a matter of personal preference and several users prefers just stock Android, MIUI is fairly popular.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

There are some more catches with the offer. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be made out of metal, while both phones will come with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as well. The base model with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage is priced at Rs 4,999.

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has joined hands with Chinese handset brand Xiaomi to offer a special monthly plan of Rs 199 that will offer 1 GB daily data, free voice, unlimited SMS and access to Jio Apps to customers buying Redmi 5A.

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. The smartphone will go on sale for the first time on December 7 at 12:00PM via Flipkart, mi.com, and other Xiaomi offline stores and partners. You get what you pay for, right?