The limited period discount that was being offered on the base variant of Redmi 5A is no more applicable. It seems Xiaomi might have crossed the target of first 5 million users or devices. So let us analyze how this price change can affect the upcoming flash sales of Redmi 5A.

Redmi 5A Brief Specs

The Redmi 5A is a budget device with medium to average performance. It has a 5 inch HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 425 Quad-core SoC. This device has a decent quality 13MP rear camera with PDAF and 5MP selfie camera.

Redmi 5A Base Variant Will Cost Rs 1000 More

It runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 out of the box and is juiced by a 3000mAh battery. It is also equipped with dual-SIM and dedicated micro SD slot. We made a comparison of Redmi 5A specs with its predecessor Redmi 4A, and found that the newbie was better.

Redmi 5A Pricing & Availability

The base variant(16GB) of this device is being sold for Rs 4,999 on Flipkart and since the launch date. However, starting next flash sale scheduled for 12 March 2018, the cost will be reverted back to original price of Rs 5,999.

This might reduce the demand to a certain extent, but the flash sales might continue for a while. We would say the device is still a good grab even for the original price.


The price change might not make you smile, but here is some good news. Xiaomi has been teasing the launch of their new phone on Amazon India. It has been confirmed that the device is Redmi 5, and the launch will happen on 14th March 2018.

The best thing is that Redmi 5 will also be featuring a full screen display and a possible camera upgrade similar to the Redmi Note 5 series. So if your budget allows, it is better to wait for the Redmi 5 sales to commence. Hope the article was informative, Peace!

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