Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A launch set for August 21, specs revealed

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A launch set for August 21, specs revealed

The Redmi Note series has been one of the most successful ventures for Xiaomi.

Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A received for testing to the Chinese regulator TENAA, and he immediately posted his photo, so your final option appearance of this unit.

In TENAA tested two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, although originally referred to the preparation of three modifications. The Redmi Note 5A is rumored to feature a 5.5-inches HD display with 1280 × 720 resolution. The basic version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A assembled on a certain processor with a frequency 4×1,4 GHz, and it's likely that Qualcomm 425. There's 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through microSD cards. The phone was even leaked online giving away its important specs like the phone would boast a full metal body and fingerprint sensor placed at the front instead of the back as seen in Redmi Note 4.

The dual SIM supported Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is expected to run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the company very own MIUI 9 skinned on top of it. The colour variants listed for the phone are- Rose Gold, White, Red, Blue, Grey, Silver, Black and Gold.

In terms of connectivity, the device supports Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, TheaterMax, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go and Global Positioning System. It's not clear how the four variants will be further different but we're assuming in the chipsets that will be used and probably the onboard storage and RAM. The two variants of the Redmi Note 5A are codenamed as MDT6 and MDT6S with the latter one features the fingerprint sensor.

The last generation of devices had a Redmi 4A, but this one will be a member of the Note family, a sensible business move, considering Xiaomi's intended market prefers larger devices.

With the Redmi Note 5A, the company seems to offer the smartphone with a bigger display at a much more affordable price. Also, The camera features are phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc. Xiaomi is expected to price the devices aggressively as well.

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