Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime has been spotted on FCC, the US certification authority, signalling that Xiaomi could be entering the USA for the first time. Bearing the model number MDG6S, the Redmi Note 5A Prime has been launched outside the US already.
Launched in China back in August, Xiaomi announced a new Prime version of the Redmi Note 5A with increased RAM and storage. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A sports a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display protected by a Corning Gorilla glass on top, with a metal unibody design to go with it. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with company’s custom software MIUI 9 on the top.
The Redmi Note 5A Prime is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and 4GB RAM with 64GB of expandable internal storage. On the camera front, it sports a 13 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, with at the back and a 16MP f/2.0 sensor on the front.
Connectivity options in the phone include 4G, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPS + GLONASS. The Redmi Note 5A comes with infrared, gyro, acceleration, distance, ambient light, and compass in terms of sensors. The phone is backed by a 3080mAh battery.
The spotting of the Redmi Note 5A Prime on FCC does not necessarily mean that Xiaomi is going to enter the US. However, given the company’s recent agreements with Nokia and Microsoft to expand its patent portfolio, Xiaomi entering the US market is a very strong possibility. The company could be testing waters with the entry level Redmi Note 5A Prime, with more devices lined up to launch in the future.