Xiaomi just announced the launch of a new Redmi smartphone on November 30th, few weeks after the launch of new Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite in the new ‘Y series’ in the country. They are claiming that it “will change the lives of the entire country”. His tweet all but confirms that unlike the JioPhone, Xiaomi’s upcoming “new phone for Bharat” will be a smartphone and not a feature device.
Many handset manufacturers such as Micromax, Karbonn and others have launched low-cost devices in partnership with major telecom operators aimed at converting feature phone users to smartphone users.
Although the Redmi India account doesn’t sport the verified blue tick, we have confirmed that the account is indeed official.
Many are speculating Redmi 5A. It could be launched under a different name or it might entirely be a different smartphone, which we will have to wait to see since the Redmi 4A is still on sale in the country.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications
5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 1000: 1 contrast ratio, 72% (typ) / 68% (min) color gamut, 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD, Android 7.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 9, Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD), 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, Infrared sensor, Dimensions: 140.4 x 70.1 mm x 8.35 mm; Weight: 137g, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS, 3000mAh (typical) / 2910mAh (minimum)