Xiaomi GOLD smartphone at shocking price

New Delhi, Jan 31: If you are a Mi fan and looking for some good deals, then you have good news. The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is planning to introduce the Rose Gold colour variant Redmi 5A tomorrow. Redmi India took to it Twitter to inform the fans about the launch of a new Rose Gold color variant tomorrow. However, the teaser doesn't reveal the device but it is more likely to be the Redmi 5A.

Marketed as "Desh ka smartphone", Redmi 5A is essentially a successor to the Rs 5,999 Redmi 4A which was launched in April this year.

The device will go on sale tomorrow (February 1) on Flipkart from 12PM onwards. According to the company, the big highlight of the device is an "eight-day battery life" (stand-by time). The device is available at Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage variant, while the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal variant is priced at Rs 6,999. The company, however, has announced a discount of Rs 1,000 on the first five million units of the 2GB RAM variant, effectively bringing down the price to Rs 4,999. This also makes it the cheapest offering from the Chinese handset maker in the country.

Both the variants will go on sale in two colour options Platinum Silver Gray and Champagne Gold. Let's find out how the phone fares in everyday use. Redmi 5A looks like an average entry-level phone with a plastic body but the rear has a glossy, metallic finish. The device is impressively lightweight and offers an ergonomic grip. At 8.35-mm thickness this one is not the slimmest one out there, but it fits perfectly in the palm. The power and volume buttons are housed on the right while the left side has two trays -- one for a single nano SIM card and another for a secondary SIM card and a dedicated MicroSD card to expand storage up to 128GB. The 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and single LED flash took average photographs under well-lit conditions. The autofocus of the primary camera was quite snappy. In our opinion, the macro-shots fared better than those clicked from a distance. The five-inch display has vibrant colours despite being a strictly budget phone. Its competitor Micromax "Bharat 5" comes with a slightly bigger 5.2-inch display but a lower-resolution 5MP primary shooter for Rs 5,555. The 5MP selfie camera of Redmi 5A is capable of taking average photos. It comes equipped with several built-in filters that should make the selfie-focussed generation happy. An interesting and useful addition to the phone is an Infrared (IR) emitter on the top that comes handy while controlling household appliances. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset fuels the device which gets the job done with ease without compromising on performance. We did not notice any significant lag in the device's performance or heating issues while running several apps and browsing videos on the Internet. With IANS Inputs