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Alleged Xiaomi Redmi 5A poster suggests boring sequel

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AN alleged poster of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A — not to be confused with the Redmi Note 5A — has appeared on Chinese social-media site Weibo. And based on the image, it feels like the so-called Apple of China is just going through the motions from one budget phone to another at this point.

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Alleged Xiaomi Redmi 5A poster (via Slashleaks; source: Weibo)

As with the Redmi Note 5A before it, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A could look like its predecessor, indeed — getting little cosmetic changes on the outside. The antenna line might now appear below the main camera and LED flash instead of going behind them. Though the leaked image does not reveal the face of the phone, it will likely still carry a 5.2-inch display of HD resolution.

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Likewise, the specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A weren’t mentioned, but its selling points could include a lightweight body; a high-capacity battery that promises up to 8 days of standby time; a Qualcomm processor; and MIUI 9, likely based on Android Nougat. Nothing special. But then again, we’re talking about the successor to Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone offering.

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Xiaomi is expected to make the Redmi 5A official later this month, possibly for 599 yuan (about P4,650 or $91) for the base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The top-end variant with more memory should cost 699 yuan (P5,425 or $106), according to reports.

We’ll keep you posted once we get official word from Xiaomi.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.