Redmi, a subsidiary of Xiaomi has just launched a new entry-level phone known as Redmi 8A. The Redmi 8A is the latest addition to Redmi series and the direct successor to Redmi 7A which brings larger 6.22″ IPS display, bigger 5,000 mAh battery and Xiaomi’s new Aura Wave grip design.
The Redmi 8A comes with a 6.22″ HD+ IPS waterdrop FullScreen display and under the watersdrop display, we have a 8MP selfie cam, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
On the rear side, we have a single 12 MP F/1.8 Sony IMX363 camera with dual PD autofocus. There is no fingerprint reader so you’ll have to make do with the face unlock.
Under the hood, we have Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with 2/3GB RAM and 32GB storage which can be expanded via the microSD slot.
The 5,000 mAh battery can be topped via the type-C port and supports up to 18W fast but you only get a 10W adapter in the box. The phone is also splash proof with a P2i rating and comes with an IR port, 3.5mm headphone jack and dual SIM support.
The phone boots Android 9 Pie MIUI 10 out of the box but would be receiving an update of the new MIUI 11. The device is priced base 2/32 GB model for INR 6,499 ($91) while the 3/32 GB variant will set buyers back INR 6,999 ($98) while the sales are scheduled to kick off on September 30 via Xiaomi India and Flipkart. The phone will come in Sunset Red, Ocean Blue and Midnight Blacoloursors.