Xiaomi is gearing up to announce the successor for the popular budget phone -- Redmi 4A. The company is planning to call it the Redmi Note 5A. The company on Thursday confirmed that they will be announcing the smartphone (Redmi Note 5A) on August 21. It says that they will unveil the Redmi Note 5A at 7:30PM in an event to take place in China. Xiaomi is currently planning to announce the upcoming phone only in the Chinese market; however, they may bring the device to India as well in the months to come. Ahead of the China launch, Xiaomi CEO - Lei Jun posts a few images of the upcoming Redmi Note 5A. The phone is expected to come in four colour options - gray, pink, gold and white.
The images posted by Lei Jun are reportedly the final look of the upcoming Redmi Note 5A. The pictures were first spotted and reported by Android Headlines. It is noteworthy that Xiaomi usually doesn't releases official images before the launch of the product. Hence, this seems to be an odd move by the company CEO.
Some recently leaked reports hint that Xiaomi may unveil two variants of the Note 5A. One will be the Redmi Note 5A Prime and the second one will be Redmi Note 5A Pro. Overall, the company is basically expected to announce three phones on August 21 - Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 5A Prime and Redmi Note 5A Pro. Going by the reports, both the Pro and Prime variants will be pretty much identical, at least as far as the display is concerned.
The only difference between the upcoming Redmi Note 5A Prime/Pro and the Redmi Note 5A will probably see is in the placement of the fingerprint scanner. Going by the leaked reports, both the Redmi Note 5A Prime and Pro will include a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, while Redmi Note 5A will most probably ship without a fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Note 5A Pro and Prime specs leaked
Rumour suggests that Redmi Note 5A Prime and Pro will come with full metal design. Right below the display of the phones there will be three capacitive keys. The physical keys of both the phones will reportedly be placed on the right side of the device. There are no other details about the specs of the two phones. Both the phone are tipped to come with three colous options -- gray, rose gold and gold. Some reports claim that Xiaomi may also release a black colour variant of the phone as well.
Specifications of the Redmi Note 5A also leaked
Rumours claim that the Redmi Note 5A may come with a 5.5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. The phone is expected to come with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The storage can also be expanded up to 32GB storage via microSD card. The phone was spotted on TENNA and these specs details have been leaked on the benchmark website earlier this week.
The listing further shows that the phone running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi's MIUI 8 skin on top. The smartphone is expected to come with a 3000mAh battery. On the camera front, the Redmi Note 5A, according to the TENNA listing, the phone will come with a 13-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash. While on the front, the smartphone comes with 5-megapixel selfie camera.