'Dumdaar' Redmi 8A to be launched on September 25
Xiaomi is set to expand its range of Redmi-branded smartphones with a new budget-friendly handset. The company has confirmed the arrival of Redmi 8A in India on September 25. The handset is likely to make its global debut in the country considering it hasn't launched in any other market yet. Notably, the upcoming phone will arrive as a sequel to the Redmi 7A.
Here's the official confirmation from Xiaomi
Redmi 8A to feature a waterdrop-like notch
As seen in the teaser image shared by Xiaomi CEO Manu Kumar Jain, the upcoming Redmi 8A will feature a taller waterdrop notched design. It's a welcome move, considering previous Redmi A-series handsets have offered conventional 18:9 screens with thick bezels on the top and bottom. The phone has allegedly appeared on Chinese certification portal TENAA, revealing a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display.
Redmi 8A expected to offer a dual rear camera setup
Going by the TENAA listing, the Redmi 8A will offer a dual-lens rear camera unit comprising a 12MP primary camera and another secondary sensor. On the front, the phone is expected to offer an 8MP selfie snapper.
Under the hood
The forthcoming Redmi 8A will be powered by an octa-core chipset, as per the certification listing. The processor will be paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Under the hood, it is touted to pack a hefty 5,000mAh battery - a significant upgrade over Redmi 7A's 4,000mAh battery. Further, it should run on Android Pie-based MIUI 10.
Redmi 8A would arrive under Rs. 7,000
As an upgrade to Redmi 7A, we expect the Redmi 8A to come with a slightly premium price tag but not more than Rs. 7,000. After all, the Redmi 7A costs Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB/16GB variant and Rs. 6,199 for the 2GB/32GB model.