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Xiaomi Redmi 5A launched; up for grabs Dec 7 onwards at this 'discounted' price

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:55 PM, & Agencies

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi on Thursday added another offering to its budget segment smartphones with the launch of Redmi 5A - the 5-inch "Desh Ka Smartphone" which comes with a metallic matte finish and features a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant, but Xiaomi is offering a discount of Rs 1,000 for the first 5 Million customers.

This is Xiaomi's attempt at giving back a total of Rs 500 Crores to the Mi India community and fans.

This effectively brings down the price of the 2GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A from Rs 5,999 to Rs 4,999.

The 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant of the Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 6,999.

Redmi 5A will be Made in India and will be available from 12 noon, December 7, 2017, across Flipkart,, and Mi Home stores, followed by offline retailers including Mi Preferred Partners in the subsequent weeks.

Redmi 5A Specifications

Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. It comes with a 2+1 card slot that supports simultaneous use of two 4G nano-SIM cards and a microSD card up to 128GB.

Redmi 5A houses a 3000mAh long-lasting battery and is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 5-element lens and an f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.

The smartphone comes with a metallic matte finish and will be available in three colours - Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold.

Redme 5A Launch Offers

Besides the discount by Xiaomi, Flipkart is also offering launch offers with the device. This include a no cost EMI option starting at Rs 243. Axis bank Buzz Credit card customers get 5 percent off on purchasing the smartphone and Flipkart is offering 10% off on next Fashion purchase for first-time mobile phone buyers. has also listed a Jio offer with both variants of the Redmi 5A. Users will get Rs 1,000 cashback on buying the smartphone with a Jio connection, however, users will have to recharge it with Jio's Rs 199 recharge consecutively for 12 months.

Cashback vouchers will be credited to the customer's account and will be visible under My Vouchers in the MyJio app. The vouchers can be redeemed, one at a time, against recharges of Rs 309 and above and against Rs 201 and above data add-ons before 30th Nov 2019.

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