Update (4th May, 2018 @ 10:30 AM): After yesterday’s flash sale, the Redmi 5A will be available for pre-order on Mi.com at 12PM today.
Xiaomi transformed the Indian smartphone market with quality yet affordable series of smartphone. The brand caters to every segment of buyers in India, right from offering the entry-level phone to flagships, Xiaomi is everywhere. Recently, the company also forayed into the smart TV market in the country, with its value for money offerings like the Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A. As for its latest entrant in the entry-level segment, Xiaomi has the Redmi 5A smartphone. Priced under the 6K price range, the Redmi 5A has already garnered its fair share of success in the market. Xiaomi’s flash sale model applies to this smartphone as well, and in this article we have mentioned the flash sale date and details of the Redmi 5A. Keep reading to know about its availability along with its specs and features.
Redmi 5A: Flash Sale Today
The Redmi 5A is all set for its another flash sale, today on Xiaomi’s official website Mi.com and Flipkart. The sale will begin at 12PM (noon). As is the case with the flash sale model, the buyer needs to be ultra quick when purchasing the phone or it goes out of stock within seconds. The sale will happen simultaneously on both Mi.com and Flipkart. We would like to tip our readers that they log into their choice of sale platform on time and keep their online banking details handy. It must be noted that the Cash on Delivery (COD) option is not applicable on both Flipkart and Mi.com. Xiaomi disabled the option to bar hoarders to stock the device and then sell it at a higher pricing on other platforms.
Redmi 5A: Price in India, Offers
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A’s price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM+16GB storage version and Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant. It is available in Blue, Gold, Gray, and Rose Gold colour options on both Flipkart and Mi.com.
It must be noted that the launch pricing of the standard 2GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5A was Rs. 4,999. But that was a limited period pricing, and Xiaomi expectedly increased the pricing by Rs. 1,000 a few weeks back.
Regarding offers on the purchase of the Redmi 5A, the phone is eligible for Jio Instant Cashback offer for Jio users. This offer includes a cashback worth Rs. 2,200 on recharge of Rs.198 and Rs.299 prepaid plans. The cashback is credited to the MyJio app in the form of 44 vouchers worth Rs.50 each. Besides, other offers on the phone include a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music.
On Flipkart, Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders can also avail a 5% discount on the purchase. If you have an Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card, then you can buy the Redmi 5A 2GB RAM variant at Rs.5,799 and the 3GB RAM variant at Rs.6,799.
Redmi 5A: Specifications, Features
Concerning specs, the Redmi 5A features a 5-inch IPS LCD screen bearing a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU. It is available in 2GB RAM+16GB storage and 3GB RAM+32GB storage variants. The internal storage on both the models can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
In the imaging segment, the Redmi 5A sports a 13MP sensor on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, and LED flash. Other features on the rear camera include HDR, Panorama shots, Burst mode, and real-time filters. The phone supports Full HD video recording. On the front, it settles for a 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options on the Redmi 5A include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, an IR blaster. It lacks a fingerprint sensor. A 3000mAh battery backs the device. It measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35mm and weighs 137 grams.