Xiaomi Redmi 8A Announced; See What the Phone Offers

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is the latest addition to the Redmi series as it was officially announced today. It comes with lots of improvements over last year’s Redmi 7A – like a 6.22 inch IPS display, bigger 5000mAh battery and Xiaomi’s new Aurora Wave grip design. Read on to see more about this new Remi device from Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Announced; See What the Phone Offers

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Features

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A display still boasts HD+ resolution but it now comes with a waterdrop notch, which accommodates the 8MP selfie camera. The display has a Gorilla Glass 5 protection. At the back, you will find a single 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 camera with dual PD autofocus. The Redmi 8A does not have a fingerprint reader so you will have to settle for the face unlock.

Also read: Realme X2 Launched with 64MP Camera and 30W VOOC 4.0

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is powered by a Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with either a 2GB or 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The internal storage can be expanded further via the microSD slot. The phone will arrive with MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie, but an update to the brand new MIUI 11 will arrive on soon.

The 5000mAh battery of the Redmi 8A can be topped via the type-C port and supports up to 18W fast charge but you will 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.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Price and Release Date

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A price for the base 2GB/32GB model is INR6,499 ($91), while the 3GB/32GB variant will cost INR6,999 ($96). The release date is slated for September 30, 2019 via Xiaomi India and Flipkart. The available colours are; Sunset Red, Midnight Black, and Ocean Blue.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China
  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
LAUNCH
Announced 2019, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, September 29
BODY
Dimensions 156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.15 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  Splash resistant
DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 95.9 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Adreno 505
MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Single 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 8 MP
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM Radio, built-in antenna
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
MISC
Colors Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
Price About 100 EUR
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