The Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today launched Redmi 8A under it’s a series. The smartphone comes equipped with Sony’s IMX363 sensor and a large pixel camera. The key highlights include a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, Aura Wave Grip design, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439. The smartphone is the successor of Redmi 7A which was launched by the company few months ago.
Redmi 8A price and availability
Xiaomi launched Redmi 8A in 2GB of RAM with 32GB of storage option and 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage option. The base variant comes with the price tag of Rs 6,499 whereas the upper variant will be available at Rs 6,999. The company has introduced the device in three colour variants Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Sunset Red.
The phone will be available for purchase on Flipkart as well as mi.com and will be available through the offline stores soon. The sale of the smartphone will begin from September 29 at 11.59 onwards. While the availability of the smartphone will commence at Mi.com from September 30.
Redmi 8A specifications
Redmi 8A comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection along with P2i’s nano-coating making the smartphone splash resistant. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC processor. The handset runs on Android 9 Pie along with MIUI 10 skinned on top. The device will be offered with 2GB and 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded through microSD card up to 512GB. The handset comes loaded with a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
In terms of camera capabilities, it comes with a 12 megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 that is capable of delivering photographs with a large pixel size of 1.4μm. On the fronts, it sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Both rear, as well as front camera, is capable of taking AI Portrait mode shots.
Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said, “Redmi A series has been the number one smartphone series for India with Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A leading the market since Q2 2018 to now. Each smartphone in the Redmi A series has redefined entry-level smartphones in India. Redmi 8A is taking the game to the next level with features such as a huge 5000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support, USB Type-C and Sony IMX363 that is usually found in flagship smartphones. We have worked hard in ensuring that Redmi 8A delivers the highest quality with P2i nano-coating, and Gorilla Glass 5 along with the best specs for its honest pricing to all our Mi Fans.”
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