Well after teasing “Desh Ka Damdaar Smartphone” on the launch day of Realme, Redmi has finally launched the Redmi 8a Dual smartphone in India. Yes, it is not the Redmi 9A as everyone thought it would be. The launch came just six months after Redmi 8A was introduced anyway the device is basically the same apart from some little improvements.
The launch came as a disappointment for sure as many people were expecting Redmi to launch Redmi 9A which would give competition to Realme C3 but that didn’t happen.
As mentioned above there’s little improvement in the 8A Dual compared to 8A with that being said the design is similar to 8A & is better this time so that’s the reason company calls it ‘Aura XGrip Design’ so there’s a textured mesh that helps in a strong grip and keeps fingerprints at bay.
There’s a long strip that runs through the cameras to the bottom in which Designed by Redmi is mentioned just like how it with the 8A but the only the difference is that Redmi 8A Dual has two cameras instead of one.
Coming to the Specs, 8A Dual features a 6.22 IPS HD+ display on the front with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, there’s a 2.0Hz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor (well the display & SOC is same as 8A) and the 2/3GB RAM & 32GB internal storage. Runs on MIUI 10, based on Android 10. The device comes in three colour variant- Midnight Grey, Sea Blue & Sky White.
Now on to the cameras, it has dual rear cameras at the back which is also the USP of the device, so now you know from where the device gets its name from. Anyway, the primary camera is a 13MP unit with an f/2.2 aperture, 1.12-micron pixel size & a second 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture same as 8A.
Lastly, Redmi 8A Dual has a massive 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, though you still get a 10W charger in the box.
Price & Availability : Redmi 8A
The 2GB RAM & 32GB storage variant is priced at RS. 6,499 & RS. 6,999 for 3GB RAM & 32GB internal storage. Customers will be able to buy the phone from 18th February on Amazon & Mi.com
Redmi 8A Dual Specifications.
- 6.22 inch IPS HD+ display.
- 2.0Hz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor.
- 2/3GB RAM & 32GB internal storage.
- Dual rear cameras – 13MP Primary + 2MP depth sensor.
- 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support.