Xiaomi has long been rumored to be working on a revamped, entry-level, Android-powered smartphone for 2017. The device was believed to be the Redmi Note 5A, and major specifications regarding the same were revealed long back as well, thanks to the TENAA listing. The Chinese technology giant’s Ceo recently confirmed that the company was definitely preparing for the launch of its Redmi Note 5A, scheduled to take place at an event on August 21st in China. Not only has the CEO made the smartphone official, but has also given its fans an exact date of when the device will be unveiled.

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It remains to be seen whether the device is available for purchase in other markets or whether it will solely be available for sale in China. However, other Xiaomi phones are available in various countries in Europe.

Specs and features of the device

The Redmi Note 5A which was spotted on the official TENAA website confirms most of the most of the major specifications about the device. According to a report published by Tech Radar, the Chinese company is expected to introduce two new variants under its Redmi Note 5A banner. One variant will carry the fingerprint scanner feature, whereas the other one will come without it. Additionally, the smartphones will differ in several other ways as well, including the chipset and the camera specifications.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor

As far as the TENAA listing is concerned, it revealed that the device will come featuring a 5.5-inch full HD display, and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. Apart from this, the device was seen running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 skin on top.

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However, the other variant will be carrying an octa-core Snapdragon 435 system-on-chip.

On the storage front, the device is expected to offer 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone will come in another option wherein users can avail 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of ROM. Users will also be provided with the option of expanding the memory up to 128GB via its microSD card slot option. The Redmi Note 5A is expected to sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front shooter with LED flash as well. On the connectivity front, the phone will probably include Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Infrared networks. The smartphone is expected to house a 3,000mAh battery. Stay tuned for more.