Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A images and specs surface [Updated]

Peter, 11 August 2017

Update: A new rumor suggests the device is set for launch on August 21, and notes that a couple of high-end variants exist as well.

There may be a couple of such models - MDE6S and MDT6S (standard one is MDE6) - that are said to be powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC, sport 5.5-inch FHD display, and come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. RAM options include 3GB and 4GB.

Original story follows:

The Redmi Note 5 leaked a month ago and later we found out that there will be a more affordable Note 5A variant (the regular 5 will reportedly start at CNY 1,200 / $175 / 155). Additional details have emerged and the 5A isnt quite what we expected.

Dropping down from the Snapdragon 630/660, the more affordable model will use Snapdragon 425 instead (an old, 28nm chip). And it will have a smaller battery, 3,080mAh vs. 3,790mAh on the non-A model. In short, expect less performance and a shorter battery life.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will run Android 7.1 Nougat (with MIUI) and have a 5.5 screen. However, it seems that its a 720p screen and there will be less memory 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

The camera department will be downsized as well. Were looking at 13MP on the back and 5MP on the front. All that will cost CNY 1,000, does it sound like its worth it versus the

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-393912

So it seems there will be Redmi, Note 5A - sd425 720p cheapest unit to follow the success of Redmi 4a. Note 5B - Note 4 rebranded. Note 5 - the sd630 dual cam Note 5 prime - sd660 dual cam and more.

  • AnonD-348597

while I hope the same, I don't think they will do it (at least for now). my guess is that these kind of features would be reserved for mi line up which is in a higher tier compared to redmi line.

  • Samarth N8 808 user

Dear Mr. Peter (the author), it seems you didn't complete the article... Plz have a look at the last line... Anyhow, 5A doesn't sound too exciting, but if I'm to guess, it will probably replace the already dirt cheap Redmi 4a, so in that price b...