Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand ahead of the widely Mi 10 from the parent brand has today released an entry-level smartphone. Dubbed the Redmi 8A Dual, the new entrant is a soup up version of the Redmi 8A launched back in 2019. The biggest and most obvious change comes in the form of an additional rear camera.
While the Redmi 8A comes fitted with a single 12 MP F/1.8 Sony IMX363 camera with dual PD autofocus around the back, the new Redmi 8A Dual gets a combination of 13MP main and 2MP depth sensor modules, while retaining the 8MP front camera sensor.
Other than that, the Redmi 8A Dual is basically the same device as the Redmi 8A. It drops the Redmi 7A’s conventional design for a larger 6.22″ IPS display, still with HD+ resolution, but now with a water-drop notch. It is layered with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection against accidental falls. The design material is purely plastic but the back panel has an Aura XGrip Design for a better handgrip. The smartphone also comes with a P2i coating so you need not worry about the occasional water spill.
A major highlight of the device is its massive 5,000 mAh battery that charges through a USB-C port at 18W, though it only comes bundled with a 10W charger.
Redmi 8A Dual specifications
- 6.22-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with 70.8% NTSC color gamut, 15001 contrast ratio, 270 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Octa-Core (Quad 1.95GHz Cortex A53 + Quad 1.45GHz Cortex A53) Snapdragon 439 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
- 2GB / 3GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 11
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Splash resistant (P2i coating)
- 3.5mm audio jack, Wireless FM Radio
- Dimensions: 156.48×75.41×9.4mm; Weight: 188g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with VoWiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 5000mAh (typical) battery with 18W fast charging
You will be able to buy the Redmi 8A Dual in India beginning from February 18 via Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores in Midnight Grey, Sea Blue, and Sky White color options. The variant with 2GB/32GB is priced at 6,499 (~$91), while the 3GB/32GB variant goes for about Rs. 6,999 (~$98).