The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the ultimate budget phone

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the ultimate budget phone

Dubbed Redmi 5A, the smartphone is the successor of the earlier launched Redmi 4A and it comes with a starting price tag of Rs 4,999. They became the 1st smartphone manufacturer to match the market share of Samsung in India.

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. A 12-megapixel shooter will be included on the back of that handset, while a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper is also expected.

Especially for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A users, Reliance Jio has introduced a new tariff plan of Rs 199, which offers 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls without any limit, and unlimited SMS for 28 days. Indian Express reported that Xiaomi now holds 23.5 percent of smartphone shipments in India and sitting at No. 1 spot alongside with Samsung.

The Redmi 5A is a bit different from its Chinese counterpart in that it has the above mentioned 3GB/32GB model and a dedicated microSD card slot instead of a hybrid one.

The Redmi 5A runs MIUI 9 which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat.

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The Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 5,999 for the base 2GB/16GB variant and Rs 6,999 for 3GB/32GB variant.

The Redmi 5A boasts of a 5-inch fully-laminated HD (1280 × 720) IPS display which offers good color reproduction and contrast. For optics, both will have the same 12MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. Redmi 5A isn't different from the Redmi 4A, as both phones feature nearly identical specifications and design.

Apart from this, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 would be equipped with a 3,200 mAh of battery capacity. The customers will then get 10 vouchers of Rs 100 each by the end of 12 months. The device will be up for sale on Flipkart, Mi Homes, and Mi.com on December 7, 2017. The media invite sent out by the company features a flash icon in the middle, which hints at the possibility of fast charging support being included as well.

The Redmi 5A sports a polycarbonate body with a metallic matte finish that looks quite polished. Interestingly, it also features an IR blaster which is a kind of surprising given its price.

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