Xiaomi has just announced that it sold 10 million units of Redmi 5A in India. Launched back at the end of November 2017, the Redmi 5A is the best-selling smartphone for nine consecutive months. Xiaomi announced this news on Twitter and mentioned the source of information as IDC. This isn’t surprising at all as the Redmi 5A is the best smartphone you can purchase under Rs 6,000, even today. To recall, the Redmi 5A sales hit five million back in March 2018 itself and it took another six months for Xiaomi to sell another five million units of the Redmi 5A. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is also known as DeshKaSmartphone. Now, the Redmi 6A is here to fill the success shoes of Redmi 5A.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Road to Success in India
Xiaomi is always known for launching smartphones with aggressive prices in India. But with the Redmi 5A, it took the pricing to another level. The Chinese company announced the phone in two variants with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and the other one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The price of the base variant was Rs 4,999 until five million units, while the premium variant sold for Rs 6,999. Once Xiaomi sold five million units, the price of the base variant got hiked to Rs 5,999, but still, the increase in price didn’t hurt the sales though.
The Redmi 5A is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers and rightly so. It offers decent performance at a price of Rs 5,999, thanks to the hardware it has. Now, the Redmi 6A is here to replace the Redmi 5A.
Marking this occasion, Raghu Reddy, Head of Categories and Online Sales shared, “These remarkable milestones are the result of the immense love and admiration from our millions of Mi Fans and customers. Redmi 5A is one of our blockbuster smartphone products due to the amazing features it offers coupled with great quality and truly honest pricing, which makes it an undebatable choice in its category and with the recently launched Redmi 6A we have made it even better. Xiaomi as a brand will continue to bring innovative products of great quality with best specs and ensure that it is accessible to all consumers across India.”
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Specifications and Features
The Redmi 5A flaunts a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the Redmi 5A has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, paired with 2GB/3GB and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The phone ships with a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 128GB.
On the rear side, the Redmi 5A has a 13MP shooter, followed by a 5MP shooter on the front. The device is currently running MIUI 9.5 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but very soon, it will receive MIUI 10 update with numerous enhancements. The phone is armed with a 3000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A now has a successor in the form of Redmi 6A which brings upgrades in every aspect. For starters, the Redmi 6A packs a larger 5.45-inch HD+ display on the front with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone comes powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. Same as the Redmi 5A, it also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The Redmi 6A has a 13MP camera on the rear side along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Another major feature added to the Redmi 6A is Dual 4G and VoLTE support. The Redmi 5A lacks Dual 4G support, but it has now become a quintessential feature for every user as it allows them to use two SIM cards with 4G. The Redmi 6A also comes with a 3000mAh battery.
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