Xiaomi Redmi 5A base model will now be sold at its original price of ₹5999 [Updated]
Xiaomi had said that the first 5 Million units of the Redmi 5A base model would be sold at a discounted price of ₹4999. Xiaomi sold 1 Million units till January, so does this mean that the company managed to sell another 4 Million units in two months?
Updated on March 15, 2018: Xiaomi in a post on Mi Community has confirmed that it has sold more than 5 Million units of the Redmi 5A in India.
Updated on March 13, 2018: We reached out to Xiaomi for a comment on this matter, but Xiaomi didn’t confirm that it already sold 5 Million units of the Redmi 5A in India.
Original Story: Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A budget smartphone in India back in March last year. And then later in November, the company launched the Redmi 5A as a successor to the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A comes in two variants – 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage. The former is priced at ₹5999 but was sold at a special price of ₹4999 until now. Well, not anymore, as the company has announced that the 2 GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5A will now be sold at its original price of ₹5999.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) March 11, 2018
At the time of launch, Xiaomi said that the first 5 Million units of the 2 GB RAM variant of Redmi 5A – whose original price is ₹5999 – will be sold at a discounted price of ₹4999. And, the company would go back to the original price once they have sold 5 Million units of the Redmi 5A in the country.
Well, the smartphone went on its first sale on December 7, and then in January, Xiaomi announced that it sold more than 1 Million units of the Redmi 5A in India in less than a month. So, does selling the phone at its original price of ₹5999 mean that Xiaomi managed to sell 4 Million units of the Redmi 5A in India in two months? Well, we can only wait for Xiaomi to chime in on that.
Anyways though, if you are interested in buying the Redmi 5A, you can head over to Mi.com or Flipkart. The 3 GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5A is also sold through offline stores, but, it’s priced at ₹7499, which is ₹500 more than its online price.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications
- CPU: 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- GPU: Adreno 308
- Operating System: MIUI 9
- Display: 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Reading Mode
- Rear Camera: 13 MP camera with 5P lens, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash
- Front Camera: 5 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Internal Storage: 16 GB (with 2 GB RAM), 32 GB (with 3 GB RAM)
- External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card (dedicated slot)
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, micro USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Other: IR Blaster
- Colors: Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold
- Battery: 3000 mAh
Do check out our Xiaomi Redmi 5A review if you are interested in buying it. However, we would advise you to wait for two more days as Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi 5 in India on March 14 which has better specifications.