Xiaomi’s latest Redmi Note 5A is its first smartphone to feature 16 MP front-facing camera with a selfie flash. This is also their first smartphone made for the audience who takes lots of selfies. This is the first successor of Note 4 series (first smartphone from Note 5 series).
Redmi Note 5A comes in Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum Silver colour options with the metal unibody design. The device also replaces traditional micro USB port in favour of USB type C port ( an indication that all the smartphones from now will feature standard USB type C).
The device comes in three storage/RAM option 2/3/4 GB RAM and 16/32/64 GB onboard storage with a dedicated SD card slot (Dedicated slot). The Redmi Note 5A is priced INR 6,700, 8,600 and 11,500 (direct conversion from Chinese currency). All three variants will be available from 22nd August from JD.com and Mi.com.
The only difference between these three devices is, the cheapest variant doesn’t come with a fingerprint reader. All three devices offer dual SIM card slots with 4G LTE capability. The most affordable in the lot (model with 2 GB RAM) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and the other premium variants offer slightly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 435.
Premium models feature 13 MP rear-facing camera and a 16 MP front-facing camera with individual flash units. These devices are powered by Xiaomi’s own version of Android MiUi V9 built on the top of Android Nougat. The front facing camera on a standard edition is just 5 MP sensor without any selfie flash.
Like most of the Xiaomi smartphones, there are no missing sensors in the lineup, as it features almost all the sensors that are only found in the premium devices including infrared, gyro, acceleration, distance, ambient light, and compass.
One can expect to see these devices in India in less than few months, priced similarly.