Xiaomi’s ever-growing highly strong Redmi lineup of smartphones is about to get a new member, and that’s the newly leaked Redmi Note 5a. No doubt this is going to be a budget oriented device again, and according to leaks, it will retail for around 999 Yuan in China and Rs. 9999 in India ($149). Which could be cheaper than it’s not yet announced Redmi Note 5 counterpart.
Earlier the Redmi Note 5a retail box revealed the device could have a 5.5-inch full HD display. But now the new leaks suggest that the size will remain the same, but the resolution takes a hit and comes down at 720p HD resolution. Thus, satisfying it’s $150 expected price tag. Furthermore, the device measures 153 × 76.2 × 7.59 mm and weighs about 150g which is lighter than the Redmi Note 4.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 which is a quad-core 1.4GHz entry level chipset. And thus, busts the earlier rumored Snapdragon 630 chipset. Along with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable native storage, there are no words about a 3GB/32GB variant, but it will eventually come when it goes on sale. Furthermore, on the rear, we have 13 mega pixels Omnivision OV12A10 sensor and a five mega pixel selfie more snap.
A decent 3080mAh battery will keep the lights on. And the device will run on Android 7.1 out of the box and could ship with MIUI 9 update. However, it misses on a finger print scanner as the reader is not seen anywhere in these press renders. The color we have here is Soft Gold, with a white front panel and it will probably also come in all black option. Lastly, the device would also retail at offline stores as well.
There’s no information about the launch event yet, neither the Indian launch dates are known. We’ll post more as we get hands-on more information about the device, so stay tuned for more.