Xiaomi manages to sell 5 million units of the Redmi 5A; base variant price is now Rs 5,999

Xiaomi's entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 5A which was launched at an introductory price of Rs 4,999 will now cost you Rs 5,999 for the base variant.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Image: tech2/ Rehan Hooda

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Image: tech2/ Rehan Hooda

While launching the phone, Xiaomi had mentioned that the introductory price would be valid for the first 5 million units and it seems like the company has already reached that mark within 3 months of its first sale.

Taking to its Twitter handle to announce the news, Xiaomi stated that the 16 GB variant with 2 GB of RAM will continue to be available on Mi.com and Flipkart at its new price.

In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD display panel. The company has packed a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz along with Adreno 308 GPU to handle graphics-intensive tasks. The phone comes in two variants, the base variant packing 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and the second one packing 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Xiaomi has given users the option to expand storage up to 256 GB using an external microSD card via a dedicated microSD card slot.

The Redmi 5A also comes with a 13 MP sensor camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture and Phase Detection Auto Focus on the back of the smartphone. The phone gets a 5 MP camera module with f/2.2 aperture on the front for selfies. The device is powered by a 3,000 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery.

We have already reviewed the smartphone and concluded that it is one of the best entry-level smartphones money can buy.

Published Date: Mar 12, 2018 14:52 PM | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 14:52 PM