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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A found on TENAA: 720p screen, no Snapdragon 625 chipset

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has resurfaced, this time from a highly reliable source TENAA. And we have some bad news, its not going to have a 1080p screen nor a Snapdragon 625 chipset.

There are four models in total, but really only two major versions. Both have a 5.5 720p screen (an LCD) and a 3,000mAh battery inside a metal body thats 7.3mm thick. A variety of color options will be available: Black, Gray, Silver, White, Blue, Pink, Red and Gold.

Where the models differ is chipset and camera. TENAA doesnt specify, but we think the available chipsets are the Snapdragon 425 (quad-core CPU) and Snapdragon 430 (octa-core). Clock speeds rule out the Snapdragon 625. The quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, the higher-end model has 3GB and 32GB instead.


Two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: quad-core
Two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: quad-core
Two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: octa-core
Two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: octa-core

Two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: quad-core octa-core

Then theres the camera. The better-specced Redmi Note 5A has a 16MP sensor on the rear and a 13MP sensor on the front. The other model offers 13MP back, 5MP rear sensors instead.

The expected price of the Note 5A is CNY 1,000, presumably for the Snapdragon 430 model since it compares against a CNY 1,200 Redmi Note 5 (which will have Snapdragon 630 and 660 versions).

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