Redmi 8A launches in India at ₹6,499 with 5,000mAh battery and fast charging support
- Redmi 8A is Xiaomi’s latest entry-level smartphone.
- It has a 5,000mAh battery, a USB Type-C port and 18W fast charging.
- Prices start at ₹6,499 with sales commencing from 29 September.
The Redmi 8A price in India starts at Rs 6,499 for the 2GB + 32GB variant and Rs 6,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant. It comes in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Sunset Red colours and will be available for purchase on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores from 29 September.
The Redmi 8A also brings the modern screen aspect ratio to the entry-level segment. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) TFT LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch on the top. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is very rare to find in this price segment.
Powering the Redmi 8A is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset which is paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.
On the back, the Redmi 8A has a single 12-megapixel camera with an LED flash. The rest of the back is bare except for the Redmi branding. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies.
Xiaomi has also revealed that the Redmi 8A has a splash resistant P2i nano coating, following in the footsteps of other pricier Xiaomi smartphones.
Other features of the Redmi 8A include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and surprisingly, a USB Type-C port. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging.
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