Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 gets a price cut. It's now below RM900

Isaac Cain
August 9, 2018

To recap, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a big slim-bezeled IPS display up front that pushes a Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels across 5.99 inches.

This is Xiaomi's second phone featuring Android One (Stock Android Experience), which is based on Android Oreo (8.1). The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, while the price of 6GB RAM variant has not been disclosed. Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Amazon-exclusive smartphone and it will also be able via Mi.com.

Battery and OS Xiaomi Mi A2 is fuelled by a 3,010mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4+ which will be available later this year. For selfies, the it has a 20MP selfie camera with flash, which is capable of delivering DSLR-like depth-of-field. Good news is Mi device will soon be updated to Android Pie.

It will come in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Lake Blue colour variants.

According to early revelations, the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage of the model will be ideal as the entry point for the new model.

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The Mi A2 is priced at Rs 16,999, where Jio customers can avail a Rs 2200 cash back and 4.5TB of data with the phone. Under the hood, it runs the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which comes accompanied by Adreno 512 GPU for graphics.

Redmi 5A will go on sale today in India via Flipkart and Mi.com - though at different times in the date. Similar to its predecessor, the Mi A2 too, has a metal body.

In terms of connectivity, the Mi A2 has the USB Type-C port, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, GPS, and dual-SIM connectivity with 4G LTE and VoLTE. The motorized camera module hides a 16MP + 20MP dual rear camera and a 25MP front camera. The company has announced the Mi 8 in China as their new flagship and it is expected that the phone will launch in India this month. However, Xiaomi has only launched the 4GB/64GB variant in India.

If you've ever looked at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which is the best smartphone in its class and one of the best bang-for-buck handsets you could buy, and thought "Hey, it's still not quite worth the money", there's good news. Being a part of the Android One program, it comes with bone stock Android instead of MiUI, which you may love or hate.

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