Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone in mid-range tier called Xiaomi Redmi 5A and its the variant of the Redmi 5 smartphone and a successor to the Redmi 4A launched last year. The Redmi 5A comes with metal unibody design, however it doesn't have the fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold color option and is priced at 599 yuan (around $90). The sales of the device will start in the home country China today. There are no details available when this device will be available outside China. Xiaomi Redmi 5A The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 1000: 1 contrast ratio and 72% color gamut. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU and comes with 2GB of RAM with 16GB internal storage capacity that is further expandable up to 128GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) based MIUI 9 on top and it comes with Hybrid Dual SIMs which means you can use two sims orone sim+microsd card. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed up by a 3000mAh battery and we have a support of a number of connectivity options which includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS and it also comes with an infrared sensor. It measures 140.4 x 70.1 mm x 8.35 mm and weights 137 grams. Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi Note 5A that comes with slightly upgraded specs than the Redmi 5A. The Redmi Note 5A features a 5.5-inch HD display / 2.5D curved glass display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 450 nits brightness, 1000: 1 Contrast ratio and 70% NTSC color gamut. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU / Snapdragon 435 with Adreno 505 GPU and comes with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM + 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage options with all supporting expandable storage up to 128GB with microSD card. Other specifications of the Redmi Note 5A includes Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with MIUI 9, Dual SIM, Snapdragon 425 SoC variant comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Snapdragon 435 variant features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 76.4-degree wide-angle lens, a 3080mAh battery and connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS / GLOASS, a fingerprint scanner (high-end variant only). Both comes with an infrared sensor and it measures 153× 76.2 × 7.55mm and weights 150 grams.