Xiaomi is all set to unveil its highly-anticipated budget phone 'Redmi Note 5A', as its launch date has been officially confirmed. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has posted a teaser image revealing the handset's launch date alongside co-founder Bin Lin's portrait, via his official Weibo handle.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A launch date officially confirmed after TENAA leakWeibo

The teaser image clearly confirms that the Redmi Note 5A will be launched on August 21 at 19:30 local time. Just a couple of days ago, the same handset's specs and images leaked on TENAA alongside the premium Redmi Note 5 variant.

Some of the key specs rumoured for the Redmi Note 5A include 5.5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD slot, 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing selfie camera, and a 3000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A available colours
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A available coloursWeibo

The Redmi Note 5A is expected to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 skin out-of-the-box. It is touted to be available in nine colour options including black, white, gray, blue, red, pink, silver, gold and rose gold.

According to a recent SlashLeaks report, Redmi Note 5A is expected to retail at 999 Yuan (around $150 or Rs. 9,600) while Redmi Note 5 will be priced at 1,200 Yuan (around $180 or Rs. 11,500).