【News】Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 5A, priced from RMB 699

BEIJING, 21 August 2017 — Leading technology company Xiaomi today released Redmi Note 5A, an attractively-designed 5.5-inch smartphone priced from RMB 699.

A simple, symmetrical design

Redmi Note 5A makes no compromise in any aspect, including design. It features a symmetrical design and exudes a simple and elegant aesthetic. Though equipped with a 5.5-inch screen, Redmi Note 5A weighs a mere 150g, thanks to a complex manufacturing process that gives its non-metal back a metal-like feel — without the added weight. Meanwhile, two decorative separation lines adorn the top and bottom of its back.

An ultra-thin Perforated Case for Redmi Note 5A will also be available. The perforated design allows better airflow and provides a non-slip surface. This case comes in blue, pink, and black.

Essential features to suit your needs

Redmi Note 5A is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The 5.5-inch screen on Redmi Note 5A is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

Redmi Note 5A comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera which supports PDAF for fast autofocus, and also sports a high-capacity 3080mAh battery that lasts all day. With a two-plus-one SIM tray design, Redmi Note 5A allows two SIM cards and one MicroSD card to be used at at the same time, while memory can be expanded up to 128GB. Finally, a built-in IR blaster means the phone also doubles as a universal remote control.

Redmi Note 5A Prime with front Selfie-light and fingerprint sensor

In addition to the standard edition, Redmi Note 5A Prime was also announced today. This version features Selfie-light and fingerprint recognition. Selfies turn out better with the front-facing 16-megapixel camera and an independent Selfie-light, which simulates the effect of natural light. The result is more beautiful selfies with clearer facial features, brighter skin tone and more expressive eyes.

Redmi Note 5A Prime is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor and comes in either 3GB+32GB or 4GB+64GB configurations. It also has a built-in fingerprint sensor at the back.Redmi Note 5A is available in Dark Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold and is available at RMB 699. Redmi Note 5A Prime starts at RMB 899 for the 3GB+32GB version and is priced at RMB 1199 for the 4GB+64GB configuration. All versions are upgradeable to Xiaomi’s lightning-fast MIUI 9 at the end of August and go on sale on Mi.com, as well as Xiaomi’s flagship online stores on Tmall and JD.com starting August 22 at 10am.