Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday launched the Redmi 8A Dual in India. The budget smartphone will go on sale from February 18 at 12 noon on Mi.com, Amazon India and Mi Home stores. The phone will also be available for sale in offline retail stores soon.
The Redmi 8A Dual comes in sea blue, sky white, and midnight grey color variants. It comes in 2GB/32GB and 3GB/32GB RAM and storage configurations, priced at Rs 6,499 and Rs 6,999, respectively.
In terms of specifications, the Redmi 8A Dual is a minor upgrade over its predecessor, the Redmi 8A. The phone has a 6.22-inch HD+ screen with a tall 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 system-on-chip, which is an octa-core processor that operates at up to 2.0GHz frequency. The phone’s imaging is covered by a 13-megapixel primary sensor, mated with a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. On the front, the phone has an 8MP selfie camera with AI portrait mode. The front camera doubles up as a biometric module for face unlock.
The dual-SIM phone has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion (up to 512GB). Powering the phone is a 5,000 mAh battery. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi 8A Dual has a P2i coating for protection against minor splashes and spillage.
Apart from the Redmi 8A Dual, the company introduced two Redmi-branded Power Banks in the country. Redmi Powerbank will be offered in 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacities. It comes with support for dual input and dual output. You can use either MicroUSB or USB Type-C port to charge the power bank or charging other devices from it. The 10,000mAh Redmi Powerbank supports 10W fast charging, whereas the 20,000mAh power bank supports 18W fast charging.
Redmi Powerbank price is set at Rs. 799 for the 10,000mAh model, whereas the 20,000mAh model will retail at Rs. 1,499. The Redmi power bank will go on sale starting February 18.