The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is the latest budget offering from the Chinese OEM and it starts retailing at Rs 6,499
After debuting the devices in the mid-range and premium segment, Xiaomi has launched another entry-level segment device in India which is ready to attract the attention of the smartphone buyers. Today Xiaomi announced the launch of the Redmi 8A which comes right ahead of the festive season in India and makes its way into the budget segment.
The Redmi 8A comes with many improvements over its predecessor, the Redmi 7A which includes a bigger battery, better specifications, of course, and an improved design. The phone comes with a single rear camera setup being a budget segment device. Here are all the details about the specifications, features, and pricing of the Redmi 8A.
Redmi 8A Specifications and Features
It is worth noting that a few days ahead of the launch, Xiaomi had revealed a few tidbits about the Redmi 8A. The Redmi 8A comes with a new design as compared to the previous generation Redmi 7A. The phone sports the Aura Wave Design, which as the name suggests will offer a better grip to the users, and it will be available in three color variants which include Ocean blue, red and Midnight black color options.
As for the display, the Redmi 8A features a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display rendering a 720×1520 pixel resolution and 271ppi pixel density. The display is a 19:9 aspect ratio screen, and on top of it, we also get to see a waterdrop notch and this time, the phone has minimal bezels as compared to the previous generation Redmi 7A.
Under the hood, the Redmi 8A packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC which consists of 1.95 GHz, Quad-core Cortex A53 cores combined with 1.45 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A53. This chipset is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage on the device. Users can also expand the storage to up to 512GB using a microSD card. The phone also comes with a massive battery which is the largest till now in any Redmi A series phone. The Redmi 8A packs a 5000mAh unit, and it supports 18W fast charging. Also, the phone comes with a USB Type-C port which is another first for the Redmi A series.
When it comes to optics, the Redmi 8A sports a single camera sensor on the rear side which is a 12MP Sony IMX363 shooter with f/1.8 aperture and on the front, the device sports an 8MP selfie camera. On the software front, the Redmi 8A boots the Android 9 Pie out of the box with MIUI.
Redmi 8A Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi 8A comes with a Rs 6,499 price tag for the 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 6,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The Redmi 8A would go live on sale on Flipkart starting September 29 at 11:59 AM. The phone would also be available on mi.com and Mi Home stores and other offline outlets as well. Flipkart will be hosting the Big Billion Days sale starting from September 29 and the Redmi 8A is a special product during the sale. Xiaomi already announced that the Redmi 7A will retail at just Rs 4,999 during the sale period between September 29-October 4.