Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 5 in the Redmi Note series has been the target of a leak in the recent past. And now a budget variant of the device dubbed as Redmi Note 5A has emerged. A new leaked image shows packaging boxes of a smartphone with Note 5A written on top of the boxes.
This leads us to guess that Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is ready to be sold and might be officially released anytime soon. However, at present the specifications and features of the alleged Redmi Note 5A are oblivious. But quite certainly it will be a lower version of the Redmi Note 5.
Last year, three smartphones were launched in the Redmi Note 4 series – Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime. Out of the three, the Redmi 4A was the cheapest and smallest version with the lowest specs compared to the other two models. Thus, we can conclude that Redmi Note 5A too will carry downgraded specsheet as compared to Redmi Note 5.
As per a past leak, Redmi Note 5 is purported to feature 5.5-inches FHD display, Snapdragon 630 chipset, 16MP rear camera and 13MP front shooter, Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 skin on top and 3,790mAh battery. It will be made available in three storage versions — 3 GB + 32 GB, 4 GB + 32 GB and 4 GB + 64 GB with the 32GB and 64GB models reported to carry price tag of $200 and $220 respectively.
Therefore, in comparison, Redmi Note 5A might get a SoC lower than that of SD 630, a 5.2-inches screen and a lesser capacity battery. However, as these specifications are solely based on educated guesses, we would advise you to take this with a pinch of salt and wait for an official confirmation from Xiaomi.