The device has a 5-inch fully-laminated HD display with 1280×720 pixel resolution and houses 3000 mAh battery. There's now a dedicated microSD slot in addition to two SIM card slots, and the 3000mAh battery is created to provide two days' worth of usage from a single charge.
The smartphone also comes in a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage version that will retail at Rs 6,999.
The Redmi 5A India version, will for one, come with a dedicated slot for two nano SIM cards and one micro-SD card for storage expansion. The device packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF. Just like the Redmi 4A, the Redmi 5A also does not ship with a fingerprint scanner. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture. Under the hood, the Redmi 5A is powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB/3G of RAM.
The phone was initially announced in China last month.
While launching the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi vice president added that all units sold here will be made in India. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which is lower than its predecessor, the Redmi 4A. Furthermore, the device runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.0. Xiaomi says the MIUI 9 offers explosively fast launch times along with new features such as Smart Assistant and Universal Search.
Xiaomi is a community driven by fans, and to celebrate their contribution towards making Xiaomi the No.1 brand in India, we've taken this huge step to give back INR 500 crore back to community and offer Redmi 5A at INR 4,999 for the first five million units. After that, the phone will be sold at ₹5,999, the same price as the base variant of the Redmi 4A. It comes with an all-plastic body - like the Redmi 4A - with a smooth metallic finish on the back and will be available in as many as three colours:Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. This is the success of budget phone Redmi 4A.
The Redmi 4A looks nearly similar to most of Xiaomi's Redmi lineup.