Redmi India has tweeted a new tweet to launch a new smartphone in India on November 30th where is expected to launch a new Redmi series smartphone in the country. Redmi India is calling it “Desh Ka Smartphone” so it is widely expected that the November 30 launch could see the release of a new smartphone in a price category that it has not tapped so far.
With the new Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite series already in India, the company may bring the Redmi 5A smartphone in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the likeliest candidate, as it is positioned higher than the Redmi 4A in Xiaomi’s portfolio, but we will have to wait a week for the launch to find out.
For those unaware, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in China last month, priced at CNY 599 – approximately Rs. 5,894 and comes in Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold color options. The Redmi 5A features a 5.0-inch IPS display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution that is rated a pixel density of 296ppi, 1000: 1 contrast ratio, and 72% (typ) / 68% (min) color gamut.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) November 23, 2017
The device has a metal-like matte texture which the company claims is much lighter than the metal. The company is also highlighting the lightweight body of the Redmi 5A with 137 grams. The device also highlighted by rounded corners for comfortable grip similar to previous Redmi smartphones.
The handset is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It packs a 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB. It has a 13-megapixel primary autofocus camera with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and wide-angle lens to capture better self-portraits and quality video calling.
The Redmi 5A doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, runs on Android 7.1 Nougat -based on MIUI 9 out of the box. It packs a 3000mAh battery and supports hybrid SIM slot with dual standby. For connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio jack options.