Xiaomi launches its new budget smartphone – Redmi 5A – in India

Xiaomi launches its new budget smartphone – Redmi 5A – in India


We strongly believe that the best of technology should be made accessible to as many people as possible, because technology can improve lives. With Redmi 5A we take another step in offering a great all-round experience for users looking for their first smartphone. We believe Redmi 5A is the smartphone for everyone.
– Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India “

Operating System: MIUI 9 .
Display: 5” HD (1280 x 720) .
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core | 1.4GHz max – 64-bit | Adreno 308 GPU .
RAM: 2/3 GB .
Internal Storage: 16/32 GB storage; expandable up to 128 GB with a microSD card .
Battery: 3,000 mAh .
Rear Camera: 13 MP with LED flash | ƒ/2.2 aperture | 1.12 μm pixel size | PDAF .
Front Camera: 5 MP | ƒ/2.0 aperture | 1.12 μm .
Dimensions: 140 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm .
Weight: 137g

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its new budget smartphone in the bestselling Redmi series, the Redmi 5A.


Xiaomi has launched two memory variants of the Redmi 5A – one with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and the second with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications
The 2 GB + 16 GB variant of the Redmi 5A is priced at ₹4,999 ($78) while the 3 GB + 32 GB variant is priced at ₹6,999 ($109). The price of the lower spec’d variant is discounted for first million units, post which the price will be ₹5,999. The Redmi 5A is available in three color variants – Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold – and will go on sale on Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Homes across the country starting December 7 at 12 noon, and soon across Xiaomi’s offline partners.
Redmi 5A is a successor to the popular Redmi 4A which sold four million units within eight months of its launch, and looks like Xiaomi has got another winner on its hands. What do you think of the Redmi 5A, and would you like to pick one up?

Kaspersky antivirus products declared as a Cyber threat in a warning issued by U.K. cybersecurity chief

 The U.K. government were warned against using Russian antivirus products by head of Britain’s top Cyber security agency, amid concerns surrounding Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based software vendor recently banned by U.S. officials over its alleged ties to Russian intelligence.

Ciaran Martin, the director of the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, warned British agencies against installing Russian products including specifically Kaspersky software in a letter distributed to agency heads and published online Friday evening, December 1.


“The NCSC advises that Russia is a highly capable cyber threat actor which uses cyber as a tool of statecraft. This includes espionage, disruption and influence operations,” the letter said. “Russia has the intent to target U.K. central Government and the U.K.’s critical national infrastructure.”

“We advise that where it is assessed that access to the information by the Russian state would be a risk to national security, a Russia-based AV company should not be chosen,” Mr. Martin added wrote department heads. “In practical terms, this means that for systems processing information classified SECRET and above, a Russia-based provider should never be used.”

The NCSC has contacted Kaspersky about developing a framework for independently verifying its products, “which would give the government assurance about the security of their involvement in the wider U.K. market,” Mr. Martin wrote.