Xiaomi has launched its latest entry-level Android smartphone Redmi 5A at an event held in China. It is a direct successor to last year’s Redmi 4A but does not actually bring any huge improvements except for the claimed impressive battery life. It is said to be capable of offering 8-day battery life on standby on a single charge. Another interesting thing is that it weighs only 137 grams despite having a metallic body.

As for technical specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 2.5D curved glass. It features the 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It does support microSD cards but like most of Xiaomi phones, it is still missing a dedicated microSD card slot.

There is a 13-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, HDR mode, and LED flash. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for capturing selfies. The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery which, as mentioned in the beginning, can last for up to 8 days on standby. It will be running MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat out of the box. It should be noted that there is no fingerprint scanner on the device.

Xiaomi has priced the Redmi 5A at CNY 599 (about Rs. 6,000) and there are no words whether there will be an upgraded storage model in the future. But as it announced 3GB/32GB model for the Redmi 4A recently, we can expect the same with the successor for sure.