Xiaomi Redmi 8A launched in India! Priced at just Rs 6,499, smartphone packs 5000 mAh battery
In some great news for those looking at buying affordable handsets, Xiaomi has launched its new budget smartphone, Redmi 8A, in India on Friday, heating up the competition in a segment that it has dominated for a couple of years now.
In some great news for those looking at buying affordable handsets, Xiaomi has launched its new budget smartphone, Redmi 8A, in India on Friday, heating up the competition in a segment that it has dominated for a couple of years now. The launch comes ahead of the festive season buying frenzy that envelops India ahead of Diwali. Notably, Redmi 8A has been launched with a massive 5000mAh battery that comes with support for USB Type-C 18W fast charging. The Redmi 8A price in India starts at Rs 6,499 for the base variant and it will compete against Realme 3i, Motorola E6s and Infinix Hot 8 in the Indian market.
"Redmi 8A is taking the game to the next level with features such as a huge 5000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support, USB Type-C and Sony IMX363 that is usually found in flagship smartphones. We have worked hard in ensuring that Redmi 8A delivers the highest quality with P2i nano coating, and Gorilla Glass 5 along with the best specs for its honest pricing to all our Mi Fans," Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said.
Redmi 8A price in India
The Redmi 8A price in India has been set at Rs 6,499 for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage variant while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will cost you Rs 6,999. The smartphone will go on sale through Mi.com and Flipkart starting September 29, 11:59 pm. Redmi 8A will also be available at Mi Homes and other offline stores from September 30.
The phone will come in three colour options - Midnight Black, Sunset Red and Ocean Blue.
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Redmi 8A features and specifications
The Redmi 8A features a 6.22-inch (15.8cm) Dot Notch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipset unlike most budget smartphones that use MediaTek processor. The phone also supports a dedicated microSD car that allows storage expansion up to 512GB. The biggest highlight of the phone is its 5000mAh high-capacity two-day battery that comes with 18W fast charging support on the Type-C port (10W fast charger inside the box).
For optics, the phone comes with 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor. It also has a 8MP selfie camera.