Our assumptions concerning the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A have been true. Today this handset appeared on TENNA showing two models designed for different carriers. This low-end device will be officially unleashed next week on August 21 at a special conference. It’s also rumored the manufacturer will release the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 as well. But at the moment we are getting news referring only to the Redmi Note 5A. So let’s see what the TENAA photos and documents tell about it.
The higher version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A comes with a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back. This looks outdated, but as there is no home button on the front, the company put it on the back. The screen is at 5.5 inches providing 720p resolution. However, this higher model comes with a Snapdragon 625 chip found on such smartphones as the Xiaomi Mi 5X and Mi MAX 2. Thus it should provide performance close to the best mid-range handsets. On the other hand, we can wonder why the manufacturer didn’t use its own Surge S1 in this phone. Apart of this, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A sports a 3GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera, and 3000mAh battery. The price should be around 799 yuan ($119).
The lower model has no fingerprint scanner. The screen, camera sensors, and the battery capacity are the same as on its sibling. But the memory differs from it. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A lower variant will sport a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. It will be available for only 599 yuan ($89).
We know the smartphones’ components prices have been increased and many manufacturers have had to revise their price policy. But Xiaomi wants to fight against this trend and starting the Xiaomi Redmi 4X it has launched a few cheap phones. Seems this list will go on.