Xiaomi has launched their latest smartphone in the budget segment, the Redmi 8A in India. The phone was launched in an online launch event conducted today. Xiaomi has also revealed the price of the Redmi 8A in the launch event. The Redmi 8A will go on sale for Rs.6,499.
Currently, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 8A only in the Indian market, and not even in their home market, China. This indicates how important the Indian smartphone market is for Xiaomi. The decision to launch it in India first, is seen as a move to compete with the other popular phones in the budget segment, the Realme C2 and Samsung Galaxy M10. Xiaomi is claiming that the Redmi 8A is now the best smartphone in the sub Rs.7,000 segment.
The Redmi 8A is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, coupled along with 2GB and 3GB of RAM based on the variants. There are two variants of the phone- 2GB RAM with 32GB storage, and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage configurations. In the camera department, it comes with a 12MP single camera in the rear. Even though there is no dual camera setup in the rear, the Redmi 8A can still capture portrait images. In the front there is an 8 MP shooter for taking selfies. During the launch event, the officials kept comparing the camera with Samsung Galaxy M10 and Realme C2.
Coming to the display, the Redmi 8A has a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a water drop notch protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. The smartphone also has a splash-proof P2i coating. It is backed up by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Also, Xiaomi has ditched the micro USB port for a Type-C port in the Redmi 8A. It has dual sim support with dedicated memory card slot, which can be used to increase the internal storage upto 512GB.
The 2GB RAM variant of the Redmi 8A will be available for Rs. 6,499 while the 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 6,999 in India. It will go on sale via Flipkart and Mi.com starting from September 29.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Specifications
- Snapdragon 439 SoC
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- 5000mAh battery
- 18W Fast Charging
- 6.2-inch HD+ Display with water drop notch
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 12MP camera in the rear, with portrait mode
- 8MP front camera