Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes

A couple of months after the unveiling of the Redmi Note 5A, its time for the more petite model to come one stage meet the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The phone will start at just CNY 600 ($91/77), the same price tag that the 4A carried before it. It is one of the most affordable Androids, period.

On this tight budget, you get a 5 screen with 720p processor and a basic Snapdragon 425 chipset. The phone runs the new MIUI 9 and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. You can add a microSD card if you need more storage (theres a hybrid dual SIM slot).

The Redmi 5A has a 13MP main camera (f/2.2) and a 5MP selfie cam (f/2.0). As for video, 1080p @ 30fps is what you get.

Redmi 5A in: Cherry Powder
Redmi 5A in: Champagne Gold
Redmi 5A in: Platinum Silver

Redmi 5A in Cherry Powder, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver

Despite its model number, this doesnt feel like a major upgrade over the Redmi 4A. The physical dimensions remain essentially the same while the battery capacity takes a minute hit – 3,000mAh (down 100mAH or so).

Still, you cant argue with that price. If youre interested, pre-orders in China start later today. Various online stores will carry the phone including the Xiaomi Mall,, Lynx and others.