Lake Blue variant of Xiaomi Redmi 5A launched as sales cross 5 million units in India
"The Redmi 5A is now available in Gold, Rose Gold, Dark Grey and Lake Blue hues in the country"
Earlier this year, Xiaomi announced that it sold one million units of the entry-level Redmi 5A (review) smartphone in India within a month of its launch. Today, the company announced that it has sold more than five million units of the budget smartphone in the country since launch in November last year. To celebrate the five million sales mark, the brand has launched a new Lake Blue variant of the phone in India.
The new Lake Blue variant of the Redmi 5A went on sale in the country for the first time earlier today alongside the other colour models. The next sale of the phone is scheduled for March 22nd on Mi.com and Flipkart.
Now, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is available in India in four colour options – Gold, Rose Gold, Dark Grey and Lake Blue. Apart from the new hue, the Lake Blue Redmi 5A edition offers the same specs as the other variants. The phone comes in two RAM and storage configurations – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. The former was priced at Rs 4,999 at launch as an inaugural offer, and the pricing was recently revised to Rs 5,999. The 3GB RAM variant is being offered for Rs 6,999. Apart from Mi.com and Flipkart, the phone is also available via Mi Home stores across the country.
To recap the specs, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a polycarbonate body with a metallic finish. The phone offers a 5-inch HD display, and boots Android Nougat-based MIUI 9. Powering the handset is a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, aided by an Adreno 308 GPU. Both the 16GB and 32GB storage variants of the device also support microSD cards up to 128GB in size.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a 13-megapixel primary shooter at the rear, aided by phase detection autofocus and an LED flash. On the front, it gets a 5-megapixel snapper with modes like Smart and Pro Beautify. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE (voice over LTE), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It's fulled by a 3,000mAh battery.