Xiaomi India To Launch ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ On November 30

Xiaomi India head announced the launch of a new entry-level Redmi smartphone on November 30, expected Redmi 5A. Being promoted by the Chinese company as ‘Desh Ka Smartphone‘, it’s likely to be a budget device and comes just a few weeks after the debut of Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.


This could be the Redmi 4A successor, the 5A has already been introduced in China last month and as per the teaser, the image also looks similar to the Redmi 5A.

Otherwise, the smartphone could also be launched under a different name in India or it might entirely be a different smartphone. For that, we have to wait a little more since the Redmi 4A is still available to purchase in the country.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with 1000: 1 contrast ratio, 72% (top) / 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)

It was first announced in China, the Redmi 5A comes in Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold color variants. And the Redmi 5A pricing initiated for 599 yuan (US$ 90 / Rs. 5880 approx.). Stay tuned for more details on what Xiaomi’s plans go forward.

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