Xiaomi Redmi 5A Lands in Malaysia for RM399

Alfred Osborne
December 8, 2017

While Xiaomi has trimmed down the side bezels on the Redmi 5 to give enough room up front, users can consume more content thanks to 18:9 aspect ratio.

Just like any other Xiaomi smartphone, this one too went out of stock instantly. The benefit of the new smartphones is that you can experience bezel-less display at the cheapest price. The 32GB storage will have 3GB RAM and will be available at CNY 899.

For now, these two phones will debut in China market having colours like Black, Blue, Pink and Gold.

Touted as "Desh ka smartphone" by Chinese company Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A is now available for purchase. The device went on sale exclusively via Flipkart and mi.com at 12 PM on Thursday starting from Rs. 4,999.

Contrarily, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India in September at a price of Rs. 14,999.

The company has assured that they will increase the offline availability of the Redmi 5A by selling the smartphone via the major retail stores and Mi Home stores across the country. However, the standard Redmi offers a slightly lower 3300mAh battery with 12 days of standby time.

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The Honor 7X runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 and features a 5.93-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display. The top-end Redmi 5 Plus with 4GB RAM+64GB storage is priced at CNY 1,299, which is roughly Rs. 12,990. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor. There is a 3000mAh battery that powers the smartphone from within.

The key difference, Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch Full View HD+ display with 1440 x 720pixel resolution. In terms of pricing, the 2GB+16GB storage variant is priced at Rs 5,999, and the 3GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs 6,999.

Both smartphones offer a 12MP rear camera with 1.25μm pixel size sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera with selfie flash. While the Redmi 5 make use of the HD+ display, the Redmi 5 Plus is integrated with an FHD+ screen.

Also powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC along with 3/4GB of RAM, the Redmi 5 Plus comes with 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD. There is 64GB onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.

In addition to the unusual 18:9 display, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus also highlight metal bodies, fingerprint sensor on the back and improved cameras, among other things.

The Redmi 5A is a dual-SIM phone with 4G VoLTE calling capabilities.

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