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Redmi 8A goes official with a sub-$100 price tag

Today, Xiaomi has officially announced their latest entry-level smartphone dubbed as the Redmi 8A. As it’s name suggests, the device is essentially a new successor for the current Redmi 7A, bringing in some improvements under the hood.

Redmi 8A Specifications

The Redmi 8A arrives with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ screen resolution. On the surface of the display, it is shielded by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 – something which we don’t really seen on entry-level smartphones.

The device is driven by an octa-core Snapdragon 439 SoC and has 2GB/ 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage in it’s memory compartment. If 32GB of storage isn’t enough, fret not, it could be further expanded by up to 512GB using a microSD card.

Moving on to it’s camera, the Redmi 8A has a single 12 megapixels AI main snapper on its back panel. It’s waterdrop notch at the front also houses an 8 megapixels selfie camera.

Furthermore, the Redmi 8A also has a mammoth 5,000mAh battery which supports up to 18W fast-charge. Software-wise, the device runs on the Android Pie OS with the company’s proprietary MIUI 10 nestled nicely atop.

For those who’re interested, there are three colors for you to choose from, namely Sunset Red, Ocean Blue and Midnight Black.

Redmi 8A Pricing & Availability

Currently, the Redmi 8A is available only in India, but may soon be reaching out to other Asian markets in the coming months.

The 2GB+32GB model comes with a price tag of INR 6,499 (US$91), while the higher-end model with 3GB+32GB has a slightly higher price tag of INR 6,999 (US$98).

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