The successor to the Redmi 4A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, is now official. The 4A was the cheapest Xiaomi phone ever made but didn't compromise on quality. However, the Note 5A is slightly more expensive but boasts good specs that justify the increase.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is coming in two different options that primarily differ in terms of their processor, selfie camera and storage capacities. The lowest variant is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The higher variant of Redmi Note 5A boasts Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435 chipset and can be configured with 3GB, 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB memory capacity, as reported by Digit.
On the specs side, latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is featuring a 5.5-inch display with the resolution of 720p. Xiaomi claims even with this size, smartphone the can be still operated with one hand. However, Redmi Note 5A does not have thinner bezels. While there is a significant increase in the length and breadth of the Redmi 5A, it is thinner than the Redmi 4A.
On the camera side, the Redmi Note 5A continues with the upgrade with a 16MP front camera and front flash limited to the (3GB and 4GB models only). The front camera has a f/2.0 aperture with a 76.4° viewing angle and beauty mode for videos too. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is the first of Xiaomi devices in a long to sport microSD card slot. The flagship smartphone ships with MIUI 9 out of the box, bringing features like split-screen multitasking, image search, and an AI assistant. The device boasts 3080mAh battery under the hood, as reported by Gizmochina.
The Redmi Note 5A is coming in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver Gray and Rose Gold. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at ¥699, which is more or less $105, the 3GB RAM model will sell for ¥899 that is $135 and the 4GB RAM variant will go for ¥1199, which is $180.