Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A image leaks, along with specs


When the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was unveiled a couple of weeks ago, it impressed people with its specs and price but still, there were a lot of Xiaomi fans who asked for something even more affordable. It seems that their beloved company listened and will soon launch Redmi Note 5A, a lite variant of the previous model, priced at approximately CNY 1,000 which is 149,99$.

redmi note 5a

The upcoming model however isn’t something Xiaomi can boast about, as it will be equipped – according to leaks– with an old Snapdragon 425 SoC (based on the 28nm architecture) a significant differentiation than the Snapdragon 630/660 chipset the Note 5 uses. It also comes with smaller battery (just 3000 mAh), runs on Android 7.1 with MIUI 9 (probably) and packs an HD (720p) 5.5 inch display.

Xiaomi fans will have only 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage in their discretion, along with a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. Would you buy it for 149,99$?

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16 Comments

  1. Jh1
    August 11, 2017

    No thanks. The redmi note 4x is available for less than that, and appears to be a much better phone

    • Francis
      August 11, 2017

      You are definitely right, if this is really the Redmi Note 5A specs they should keep it for themselves. I have seen some reviews of the MI5X by a dude named RedSkull on Youtube. The phone is doing really great pictures compared to the RN4 Global Edition. It is a shame that price asked is too high at the moment. I wish that a reseller will soon make a flash sale at a price below 190€. I will buy the MI5X instantly. According to RedSkull, the MI5X has a better display, top build quality, easy one hand handling, amazing camera for the price and very good battery life. Moreover it seems the phone has fast charge too and high quality sound from the 3.5mm jack. I want to buy it but I am hesitating because I heard a MI5X global edition will be released soon with 4G LTE Band 20 800MHZ. Let’s see…Have a great week-end. Peace

      • Jh1
        August 11, 2017

        Reviews have been pretty good on the mi5x. I have heard that a global version is on the way, but no timeframe yet. I’d assume by October or November. Did you see they released a 32gb version?

        • Francis
          August 11, 2017

          Regarding the reviews, it really depends because some reviewers have spitted on the MI5X saying that its camera is crap or it is a copy of the Iphone 7 or it doesn’t have a new Soc like the SD630 or SD660. This a short resume of the critics I heard when watching a few reviews on the internet. I mean that like everyone I would have preferred a MI5X equipped with at least the SD626 or SD630 but it seems that Xiaomi have apparently a huge stock of SD625 which is a decent CPU. Some buyers expect that the MI5X will be released with the SD660 and sold at the current price asked for the SD625 variant. They are dreaming IMO. I checked the specs of the SD660 and its performance is pretty close to SD820/821. I believe that Xiaomi are not stupid, a MI5X with SD660 would be a direct competitor of their current flagships.

          Damn October or November for the global edition!!! Unfortunately I can’t wait for it. I will live without Band 20 4G LTE. I heard about the 32GB variant which will be released next week. I think that I will get that version and use a Micro SD card to store pictures and music.

          I just hope to get the 32GB variant at a price below 180€.

          Peace!

          • Jh1
            August 11, 2017

            I try not to pay much attention to reviews like those? The 64gb is available for as cheap as 200 euro at the moment, so hopefully you’ll be able to find a 32gb one for around 180. Best of luck.

  2. Jh1
    August 11, 2017

    No thanks. The redmi note 4x is available for less than that, and appears to be a much better phone

    • Guest
      August 11, 2017

      You are definitely right, if this is really the Redmi Note 5A specs they should keep it for themselves. I have seen some reviews of the MI5X by a dude named RedSkull on Youtube. The phone is doing really great pictures compared to the RN4 Global Edition. It is a shame that price asked is too high at the moment. I wish that a reseller will soon make a flash sale at a price below 190€. I will buy the MI5X instantly. According to RedSkull, the MI5X has a better display, top build quality, easy one hand handling, amazing camera for the price and very good battery life. Moreover it seems the phone has fast charge too and high quality sound from the 3.5mm jack. I want to buy it but I am hesitating because I heard a MI5X global edition will be released soon with 4G LTE Band 20 800MHZ. Let’s see…Have a great week-end. Peace

    • Jh1
      August 11, 2017

      Reviews have been pretty good on the mi5x. I have heard that a global version is on the way, but no timeframe yet. I’d assume by October or November. Did you see they released a 32gb version?

    • Guest
      August 11, 2017

      Regarding the reviews, it really depends because some reviewers have spitted on the MI5X saying that its camera is crap or it is a copy of the Iphone 7 or it doesn’t have a new Soc like the SD630 or SD660. This a short resume of the critics I heard when watching a few reviews on the internet. I mean that like everyone I would have preferred a MI5X equipped with at least the SD626 or SD630 but it seems that Xiaomi have apparently a huge stock of SD625 which is a decent CPU. Some buyers expect that the MI5X will be released with the SD660 and sold at the current price asked for the SD625 variant. They are dreaming IMO. I checked the specs of the SD660 and its performance is pretty close to SD820/821. I believe that Xiaomi are not stupid, a MI5X with SD660 would be a direct competitor of their current flagships.

      Damn October or November for the global edition!!! Unfortunately I can’t wait for it. I will live without Band 20 4G LTE. I heard about the 32GB variant which will be released next week. I think that I will get that version and use a Micro SD card to store pictures and music.

      I just hope to get the 32GB variant at a price below 180€.

      Peace!

    • Jh1
      August 11, 2017

      I try not to pay much attention to reviews like those😉 The 64gb is available for as cheap as 200 euro at the moment, so hopefully you’ll be able to find a 32gb one for around 180. Best of luck.

  3. Sir TittyTwist
    August 11, 2017

    Too bad it didn’t use the same 435 as the Redmi 4x.

  4. Sir TittyTwist
    August 11, 2017

    Too bad it didn’t use the same 435 as the Redmi 4x.

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    August 11, 2017

    plz die… STILL NO TYPE C !

  6. Guest
    August 11, 2017

    plz die… STILL NO TYPE C !

  7. Hellvetta
    August 12, 2017

    Fake pics. Without fingerprint scanner, with previous models specs it don’t worth $150.

  8. Hellvetta
    August 12, 2017

    Fake pics. Without fingerprint scanner, with previous models specs it don’t worth $150.