Just after two months of launching the Redmi 7A smartphone in India, Xiaomi brings its successor Redmi 8A in the country today. The company’s new Redmi A series phone comes with several upgrades including notch display instead of the 18:9 one on the 7A.
Xiaomi‘s new budget phone comes with a big battery with fast charging, immersive dot-notch display, Aura wave grip design in Black, Blue and new Sunset Red colors. Interestingly, it is the first budget phone that comes with a USB Type C port.
Redmi 8A Features & Specs
Redim 8A, being a budget phone comes with a plastic body, but it looks good in a new two-tone finish, called Aura Wave Grip design. The device also has a splash-resistant P2i coating. Dimensions of the phone are 156.3×75.4×9.4mm and its weight is 188g.
Big Display with GG5
The Redmi 8A sports a 6.2-inch HD+(1520 × 720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It is a dot-not notch display that also comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Snapdragon 439 Processor
The device is powered by a Snapdragon 439 Octa-Core processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It is paired with up to 3GB RAM and packs 32GB storage that is expandable up to 512GB with microSD. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.
12MP Sony IMX363 Sensor
In the camera department, it sports a 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 Sensor, f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP front-facing camera. It does not sport a fingerprint sensor but comes with the face unlock feature. There is also an infrared sensor.
Big Battery with 18W Fast Charging
The device is powered by a big 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support via USB Type C. The phone comes with 10W charger in the box.
Connectivity features include 3.5mm audio jack, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS.
Redmi 8A Price in India, Availability
The Redmi 8A price in India starts at Rs. 6,499 for the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage version. The 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version is priced at Rs. 6,999. The phone will be available via Flipkart and mi.com starting from September 29.