Xiaomi Redmi 8A, with 5,000mAh battery, launched at Rs. 6,499
As an upgrade to Redmi 7A, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 8A in India just before the festive season. Starting at Rs. 6,499, the budget-friendly handset will be up for grabs starting September 29 via Flipkart and Mi.com. The phone comes with a waterdrop notched design, HD+ display, a solid 5,000mAh battery, and entry-level internals. Here's our roundup.
The Redmi 8A sports a regular waterdrop notched design with a sizeable bezels at the bottom. On the rear, the polycarbonate panel with scratch-resistant Aura Wave Grip design houses a single camera and LED flash. Further, the phone comes with a 6.22-inch LCD display with an HD+ (720x1520 pixels) resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The Redmi 8A houses a 12MP (f/1.8) rear camera and an 8MP (f/2.0) front-facing shooter for selfies, video calling, and face unlock. The main camera supports photography features such as HDR, AI Portrait Mode, AI Scene Detection, and can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
The Redmi 8A is powered by a Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor, paired with upto 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. It runs Android Pie-based MIUI 10 and packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support (comes bundled with 10W charger in the box). Furthermore, the phone offers all latest connectivity options including dual-SIMs (Nano), Wi-Fi, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Redmi 8A costs Rs. 6,499 for the 2GB/32GB model and Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant. Buyers can avail 5% cashback using Flipkart Axis Bank credit card or HDFC Bank debit card, and extra 5% discount using Axis Bank Buzz credit card. Lastly, it goes up against rivals such as Realme C2 and the recently launched Infinix Hot 8.