Xiaomi Redmi 5 launch exclusively on Amazon India; features, availability, pricing

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Xiaomi has increased the price of its entry-level yet disruptive smartphone, the Redmi 5A in the Indian market to Rs 5,999 as it promised at the launch event. This is because Xiaomi has always been known to provide better, affordable products and this could mark the beginning of Xiaomi's launch-spree in the TV market as well. The teaser for Redmi 5 has also been released.

Yesterday, Xiaomi has taken to Twitter to announce that the Redmi 5A base variant featuring 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space will be available at its original pricing of Rs. 5,999. The 3GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs 9,000) and the 4GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 1299 (Roughly Rs 13,200).

One will have to wait till March 14 to know the rest of the details.

The latest Xiaomi smartphone - Redmi 5 - will be launched at 3 PM IST on March 14.

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Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro which starts at Rs 9,999 and is pegged at a higher segment.

To recall, the brand introduced the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China in December a year ago. It has now been confirmed that the device will be exclusively available via Amazon India.

To recap on specs, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A boasts of a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The phone has 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM with an internal storage of 16GB and 32GB. The smartphone also has an option to expand the memory up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone runs on Android Nougat Operating system out of the box with company-owned MIUI 9. At the back of the phone there is a 12MP camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture and for selfies and video calling there is a 5MP camera on the front. The smartphone manufacturer this time has chose to go with a powerful Qualcomm chipset, rather than the MediaTek processors the company used to be. The device highlights a symmetrical design with the rear camera and fingerprint sensor perfectly aligned on the back as well as with the microUSB port on the bottom.

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