Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone in China called as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. The naming is as confusing as ever, it was actually thought to be the successor to Redmi 4A but Xiaomi has decided to name the phone as “Note 5A”.
The smartphone comes with a sleek metallic design which looks somewhat similar to the Xaiomi Redmi 4A and has a similar rear camera placement.
The key highlight of the smartphone is its 16 Megapixel front selfie camera in a really affordable Xaiomi phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is launched in 3 variants in the Chinese market:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB Storage Price CNY 699 or Rs. 6700.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage Price CNY 899 or Rs. 8700.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage Price CNY 1199 or Rs. 11700.
All the three variants for the smartphone will go on sale on JD.com starting 22nd August 2017. The smartphone will be available in Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum Silver colour options.
There is also a difference in other specs between the base version and the two higher versions.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Base Variant Specs and Details
The Base variant misses on the 16 Megapixel front selfie camera which is present on both the higher versions. It instead comes with a 5 Megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone has a 13 Megapixel rear camera which come with f/2.2 aperture and also has HDR support.
The base Redmi Note 5A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4 Ghz and comes with the Adreno 308 GPU. The smartphone has 16 GB of internal storage and it can be expanded to 128 GB using the dedicated Micro-sd card slot.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A comes with a large 5.5 Inch Display with HD resoltion (1280*720) pixels and also has 2.5D curved glass coating. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass coating. All the three Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A variants come with USB Type C port and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The lower variant misses on the fingerprint scanner while the two higher versions come with a fingerprint scanner.
All the three versions run on the latest Android Nougat 7.1 along with the Xiaomi MIUI 9.0 which was released couple of weeks back. All the three smartphones come with 3080 mAH capacity battery.
The smartphone comes with 7.5 mm thickness and also has 150 grams weight.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Higher Variant Specs and Details
The Higher Variants come with 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage. Both the smartphones also come with the 16 Megapixel selfie camera with 78 degree wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture and a dedicated flash.
There is beautify mode and there is also support for the real time beautification during video calls. Xiaomi is really understanding that the selfie game has helped Oppo and Vivo gain market share and is also coming with new phones which have a better front selfie camera. The rear camera is similar with a 13 Megapixel f/2.2 aperture lens.
The smartphone comes with a much better processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with Adreno 505 GPU for better general and gaming performance. The higher versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A also has a fingerprint scanner placed at the back of the device.