The Redmi 5A goes on sale once again today as part of the weekly Xiaomi flash sales. The most affordable Xiaomi smartphone in India today, the Redmi 5A will be available via the company’s official site Mi.com and e-commerce player Flipkart at 12pm IST. The number units in the sale are expected to be limited, and both variants of the budget handset will be up for grabs. Unlike the other popular Xiaomi phones such as Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Y2, the Redmi 5A will not get any offers as part of the ongoing Mi Anniversary sale.
The Redmi 5A price in India now starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB inbuilt storage variant, going up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage model. Buyers will get cashback worth Rs. 2,200 in the form of vouchers and up to 4.5TB data with the handset from Jio. Mi.com is offering a free 3-month Hungama Music subscription with the purchase, apart from a Rs. 600 cashback if paying with Paytm. Flipkart on the other hand is offering a 5 percent discount for users of Axis Bank Buzz credit cards.
Coming to the specifications, Redmi 5A (Review) sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display and runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat. The smartphone is slated to get the MIUI 10 update soon. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage options.
In the camera department, the Redmi 5A bears a 13-megapixel rear sensor with features like f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and PDAF. On the front is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Under the good, there is a 3000mAh battery, with a claimed 8-day battery life.
Connectivity options on the handset include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi 5A also has proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and an accelerometer.