Redmi 8A Dual is a Redmi 8A with an extra rear camera
Update, February 11 2020 (1:47AM ET): Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand was extensively anticipated to launch the Redmi 9A in India immediately, nevertheless it’s launched the Redmi 8A Dual as a substitute.
As the identify implies, the largest change is the addition of a twin rear camera setup (13MP+2MP), enabling portrait mode. Otherwise, you’re additionally getting a tweaked rear cowl for a higher grip. And that’s just about it by way of main variations between it and the usual Redmi 8A.
The Redmi 8A Dual begins at Rs. 6,499 (~$91) for the 2GB/32GB possibility, and Rs. 6,999 (~$98) for the 3GB/32GB variant. Both choices will likely be obtainable from February 18 by way of Mi.com, Mi Home shops, and Amazon India.
Redmi additionally launched its personal energy financial institution out there, bringing a 10,000mAh possibility with 10W charging for Rs. 799 (~$11) and a 20,000mAh transportable charger with 18W charging for Rs. 1,499 (~$21). This will likely be obtainable on February 18 by way of Mi.com and Mi Home shops.
Original article, September 25 2019 (5:29AM ET): Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 8A in India, a true successor to the Redmi 7A which was launched earlier within the 12 months. Highlights of the telephone embody a 5000mAh battery, USB-C port, 18W quick charging, and the Sony IMX 363 camera sensor.
In comparability, the Redmi 7A featured a 4000mAh battery, the Sony IMX 486 sensor, and 10W charging via a microUSB port. So sure, the Redmi 8A does get some substantial spec upgrades over the Redmi 7A, in addition to gadgets just like the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Realme C2.
Redmi 8A specs and options
The 19:9 HD+ show on the Redmi 8A measures 6.22-inches. It options a waterdrop notch that homes the front-facing camera. Xiaomi’s textured Aura Wave Grip design on the again makes the gadget simpler to carry and reduces fingerprint stains too.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipset takes care of the processing wants on the telephone because it did on the 7A. RAM on the Redmi 8A tops off at 3GB which is increased than the 2GB RAM on the 7A. The storage additionally will get a bump up from a base of 16GB on the Redmi 7A to 32GB on the Redmi 8A. In different phrases, it’s best to count on roughly the identical horsepower in comparison with the sooner telephone, however higher multitasking in concept and double the storage.
The telephone options a twin SIM slot with a devoted microSD slot. This means you possibly can truly use two numbers and have added storage (as much as 512GB) on the identical time.
The Redmi 8A retains some widespread options for finances patrons too, akin to the flexibility to make use of FM radio with out the necessity of earphones.
The greatest improve to hit the telephone is its new 12MP Sony IMX363 main camera sensor. The camera sensor is normally discovered on the likes of higher-end telephones just like the Google Pixel 3a, Mi Mix three, Mi eight and others. By bringing the camera sensor all the way down to the sub Rs. 7000 class, Xiaomi is as soon as once more seeking to one-up the competitors.
The predominant 12MP camera will get a f/1.eight aperture, and might ship images with a pixel dimension of 1.4μm. On the entrance, the Redmi 8A shoots with an 8MP selfie camera. Xiaomi says each the entrance and rear cameras are able to taking AI Portrait mode pictures.
For enhanced sturdiness, the Redmi 8A’s show is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It additionally options P2i’s nano-coating to make the gadget splash-resistant.
Redmi 8A value and availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is costs at Rs. 6,499 for the 2GB+32GB variant and Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant. The gadget will likely be obtainable on Mi.com and Flipkart beginning September 29, 11:59PM IST. Availability at Mi Homes will begin on September 30, adopted by all different offline shops. You can take a look at the Mi.com product itemizing by way of the button beneath.