Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has tweeted the company sold more than a million units of its Redmi 5A (Review) entry-level smartphone within a month of its launch. The smartphone is available in two variants – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – and can be purchased both online and offline. However, the distribution of the Redmi 5A India sales by variant and sales channel was not revealed by Xiaomi. Promoted as the ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ by Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A is the successor to the popular Redmi 4A.
The Redmi 5A was released in India on December 7, priced at Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variants, respectively. Soon thereafter, the 3GB RAM option became available offline too, with the price going up to Rs. 7,499. However, Xiaomi offered a Rs. 1,000 discount on the first 5 million units of the base model, bringing its effective price down to Rs. 4,999. Moreover, Reliance Jio offered a cashback of Rs. 1,000 on both variants. Buyers need to purchase a minimum recharge of Rs. 198 for 12 months to avail the cashback, which will make them eligible for 10 vouchers of Rs. 100 that can be redeemed while purchasing a recharge pack.
To recap, the Redmi 5A has a dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) slot and runs MIUI 9-based on Android Nougat. The smartphone sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. In the camera department, the smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF on the back. On the front, the Redmi 5A has a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 128GB) as well.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. It runs on a 3000mAh battery, with 5V/1A charging, rated to deliver up to 8 days of standby time, and 7 hours of video playback. It measures 140.4x70.1x8.35mm and weighs 137 grams.