Xiaomi ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ to launch in India today: Live stream, expected price, and more

Xiaomi Mi 'Desh ka Smartphone' is likely to be the Redmi 5A, a entry-level Android phone. The launch event starts at 12:00pm India Standard Time (IST), and will be livestreamed on the company's site.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2017 11:18 am
Xiaomi 'Desh ka Smartphone Redmi 5A launch, price and specifications Xiaomi ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ launch: Will it be the Redmi 5A?

After days of hype and endless speculation, Xiaomi is finally ready to reveal the much-anticipated ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ later today. The event starts at 12:00pm India Standard Time (IST). You can watch the live event on the company’s site.

Thanks to a number of teasers and leaks, we already have a sense of what’s to come from the major Chinese company. Xaiomi is widely expected to launch the Redmi 5A, the successor to the Redmi 4A. The phone has already been selling in China for 599 Yuan (or approx Rs 6,000). However, the company might bring the price down further in India in an aim to reach to as many as users. Evidently, Xiaomi might launch the device below Rs 5000, making the entry-level phone accessible to a large section of the population.

For starters, Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch 720p HD display, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card support (up to 128GB), and a hybrid SIM slot. The device offers a 13MP rear-facing camera and 5MP front-facing shooter. It runs on Xiaomi’s native MIUI 9, which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is further backed by a 3000mAh battery, which the company claims will have a standby 8 days of battery life.

On paper, Redmi 5A does have a chance to compete against budget smartphones already available in the market. There’s exactly no word on when the smartphone will go on sale in India, but we do know that it will be a Flipkart exclusive. At the same time, we expect the phone to be available through the company’s offline retail stores and priority partners.

We’re only a few short hours away from the official launch, and as expected, indianexpress.com will bring all the latest news as it happens.

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  1. S
    Nov 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm
    hahahahha made in China ..
    1. K
      Nov 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm
      No Chinese products can be Desh ke dharkan. Stop buying Chinese smartphone for possible bugging.
      1. S
        Nov 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm
        don't have anything better to do? Let's ban Chinese products..SMH.. let people enjoy these mobiles..what problem u have? Even hindoo diety statues are made in china now a days.. I bet u have a made in china mobile...or ur computer is made in china...calm down . Bjp has approved a manufacturing plant for a Chinese mobile company in NOIDA..heheh govt along with China I said making huge money ..and at the end of the day u will left with thunn thunn Gopal..
        1. D
          Nov 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm
          China has stake even in PayTm. Moreover all mobile parts are made in China including Iphones. They are just assembled in other countries. Let the local manufacturers compete with them in terms of price and quality and people will surely go for Indian phones.