A couple of months after the unveiling of the Redmi Note 5A, it’s time for the more petite model to come one stage – meet the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The phone will start at just CNY 600 ($91/€77), the same price tag that the 4A carried before it. It is one of the most affordable Androids, period.
On this tight budget, you get a 5” screen with 720p processor and a basic Snapdragon 425 chipset. The phone runs the new MIUI 9 and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. You can add a microSD card if you need more storage (there’s a hybrid dual SIM slot).
The Redmi 5A has a 13MP main camera (f/2.2) and a 5MP selfie cam (f/2.0). As for video, 1080p @ 30fps is what you get.
Despite its model number, this doesn’t feel like a major upgrade over the Redmi 4A. The physical dimensions remain essentially the same while the battery capacity takes a minute hit – 3,000mAh (down 100mAH or so).
Still, you can’t argue with that price. If you’re interested, pre-orders in China start later today. Various online stores will carry the phone including the Xiaomi Mall, JD.com, Lynx and others.