Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the cheapest smartphone that the Chinese brand currently offers in India. The lowest variant of the phone was available for Rs. 4,999 after the launch. The original price of the device was Rs. 5,999 but Xiaomi had announced that the first 5 million units of the phone will be available at a discounted price. This was done as a token of appreciation for its Indian fans. On Sunday, Xiaomi announced that Redmi 5A’s 2GB variant will be sold at Rs. 5,999 from now on.
The phone had received a tremendous response after its launch. The brand had revealed that 1 million units of the budget smartphone were sold in just 1 month of its launch. It is also to be kept in mind that the device was sold in flash sales, to be precise only 4 flash sales in a month. However, it is not yet confirmed whether Xiaomi has sold 5 million units of the Redmi 5A. This move might also be because it is planning to launch the elder sibling Redmi 5 on March 14th.
There are two variants of the 5A: one with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and the other with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Fortunately, only the lower variant’s price has been revised to be Rs. 1000 more expensive. The top variant is still available at the same price of Rs. 6,999.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is a budget smartphone with a 5-inch HD display. It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with another 5-megapixel front camera. The phone runs on MIUI 9 layered on Android 7.1 Nougat. It packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM. There’s a 3000mAh battery that powers the device. Read full specifications of the phone here.
Now that the price of the budget phone has been increased, will you still prefer it over other competing phones? Let us know in the comments.