Xiaomi has announced the launch date of Redmi 8A in India. The device is the successor to the Redmi 7A (review) and is expected to be a major upgrade. The device hasn’t been launched in China yet so, India will be the first country to receive it. The launch is set for September 25th.
Mi fans, India’s best-selling smartphones, the Redmi A series, is coming to create waves yet again. ?
— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) September 19, 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 8A: leaked specifications and features
Recently, the Redmi 8A was leaked on TENAA and most of its specifications were revealed. The leak suggested a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch on top and 720 x 1,520 pixels resolution. The screen is also expected to have a 19:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi’s tweet has also shown a waterdrop notch with a selfie camera placed inside it. Performance-wise, the Redmi 8A is expected to pack a 2GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variants. The internal storage would be expandable by up to 512GB via a microSD card.
The phone is expected to feature a single rear camera with a 12MP sensor and an LED Flash. For selfie enthusiasts, the device could pack an 8MP sensor on the front. It could also have a 5,000mAh battery capacity with support for 18W Fast Charging. The Redmi 8A is likely to run Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. It is expected to land in various colour options including Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Purple, Pink, Red and White.
Redmi 8A: expected price and availability
The device is expected to launch with an affordable price tag like its predecessor, which was launched at a starting price of Rs 5,999.