The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A received certification from China’s regulator TENAA a few days ago, suggesting that an official launch was imminent. Now, without much of a delay, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Redmi Note 5A will be unveiled on August 21 just like the rumors had suggested, two days before Meizu’s M6 Note. The Note 5A is supposed to be the successor to highly popular Redmi Note 4 but is expected to feature lower-grade specs on the two variants that will be made available. The Redmi Note 5A will feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, as revealed by the TENAA listing. Under the hood, the base model is expected to be powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, while the high-end variant could get the octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC. The base model will have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which will increase to 3GB and 32GB on the Snapdragon 430-powered model. Both variants will run Android 7.1 underneath the newly announced MIUI 9.
In the imaging department, the base variant will pack 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras at the back and front, while the higher-end variant will get 16-megapixel and 13-megapixel rear and front sensors. The duo will support 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and a 3.5 mm audio port. The entire package will be powered by a 3000mAh battery, much smaller than the 4100 mAh battery on the Redmi Note 4 but one that should get the job done for the more humble specs. The Redmi Note 5A will be launched in eight colour options: Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, and Gray.
Pricing for the Redmi Note 5A is expected to start at CNY 999 (₹9,612), going up to CNY 1,350 (₹13,000) for the top model.
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