16 October 2019
Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi has launched its newest entry-level smartphone named Redmi 8A at an event held in India. It is a noteworthy upgrade over the Redmi 7A that was announced only two months ago. The new model is a complete package of performance and modern features for the asking price.
The Redmi 8A sports a 6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) IPS display with "dot" notch. There are various features like Reading mode, Sunlight mode, Night mode, and color temperature adjustment. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It has been released in 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB configuration variants with a dedicated microSD card slot available on both.
The rear camera is a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash. There is an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and AI face unlock support. The whole package is powered by a huge 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. It features Aura Wave grip design and USB Type-C port which are a first for a Redmi budget smartphone. It will be running Xiaomi's MIUI based on Android 9 Pie.
As we said in the beginning, it is the pricing which makes this new smartphone appealing for budget buyers. The Redmi 8A has been priced at Rs. 6,499 and Rs. 6,999 for 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB variant respectively. It will go on sale starting September 29th via Flipkart and Mi.com online store. The phone will be available in Sunset Red, Midnight Black, and Ocean Blue color variants.