Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A announced with Snapdragon 425 SoC, 13 MP camera and 3080 mAh battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, which had made an appearance on TENAA a week ago along with its specifications, has been officially unveiled by the company in China.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A isn’t a successor to the Redmi Note 4 or anything, rather, it’s much more similar to the Redmi 4A, not only in terms of design, but also in terms of specifications. While the Redmi 4A had a polycarbonate plastic back, the Redmi Note 5A sports a metal build.

Platinum Silver, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC which is coupled with 2 GB RAM and backed by Adreno 308 GPU. It sports a 5.5-inch HD display which comes with the protection of Gorilla Glass. Below the display are the capacitive navigation keys, and above it is the 5 MP camera. For regular shots, there’s a 13 MP snapper at the back.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A comes with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. However, what’s interesting to see here is that Xiaomi has this time thrown in a dedicated slot for the memory card instead of a hybrid one where users can either use two SIM cards by letting go of expandable storage, or, one SIM card with the option of expanding the storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A specifications:

  • CPU: Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • Operating System: MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display: 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Gorilla Glass protection
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card (dedicated slot)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Other: Infrared Sensor
  • Colors: Platinum Silver, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold
  • Battery: 3080 mAh

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Price and Availability:

  • Price: ¥699 (around $105/₹6730)
  • Availability: Goes on sale in China from today. No word on availability outside the Chinese market.