Xiaomi’s added yet another budget smartphone to its ranks in the form of the new Redmi Note 5A. The handset will be available in regular and Prime variants, totaling 3 in all.
The standard 2GB/16GB Redmi Note 5A is priced at CNY 699 (approx Rs 6740), the higher-end 3GB/32GB Redmi Note 5A Prime goes for CNY 899 (roughly Rs 8660), and the 4GB/64GB Redmi Note 5A Prime will be available at CNY 1199 (about Rs 11550). The three have most features in common, with the exception of the selfie camera, processor, and fingerprint scanner.
The regular Redmi Note 5A carries a 5MP shooter up front. On the other hand, both Redmi Note 5A Prime models sport 16MP selfie snappers with real-time beauty filters. The two also get the benefit of front-facing LED flash to light up photos in the dark. All 3 feature a 13MP camera at the back with PDAF, an aperture of f/2.2, and LED flash.
As for the other differences, the Redmi Note 5A doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC, while the Redmi Note 5A Prime has a fingerprint reader at the back and is fueled by a Snapdragon 435 chipset. Xiaomi has notably fitted it with 2 separate SIM card slots and 1 microSD card slot, ditching the usual practice of hybrid SIM slots.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime at a glance:
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 9
– Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 435
– GPU: Adreno 505
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 16MP front
– Battery: 3080mAh
– Size: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm
– Weight: 153g
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GLONASS
Xiaomi hasn’t specified when the Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5A Prime will be making the trip outside China. We’ll keep you updated when it does.