Xiaomi is all set to launch the ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ in India on November 30, a device the company started teasing earlier this week. We don’t know much about the smartphone, with the company leaving very few hints for us to speculate too much upon. That being said, the Redmi India Twitter handle on Friday teased the smartphone would have a great battery life – pointing at either a large battery or optimized software in the form of MIUI 9. The other hint is the wording of the tagline, with ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ implying it will be an affordable offering.
India is certainly an important market for Xiaomi, with the company holding several ‘global’ launches in the country, or more specifically, unveiling products like Xiaomi Mi A1 and MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM for the first time globally at events. Xiaomi’s Desh ka Smartphone may be one of these offerings, one that hasn’t been unveiled anywhere else.
As for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications, the dual-SIM smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296ppi. Much like its predecessor, the new model is also powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, clocked at 1.4GHz, and coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The Redmi 5A comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery which seems to be a downgrade when compared to the 2016’s Redmi 4A.
The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. It comes with a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. It supports 1080p and 720p video recording. Connectivity options on the Redmi 5A include 4G with VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. It comes with a hybrid SIM slot.