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This article was published on September 25, 2019


Xiaomi’s $91 phone has 5,000 mAh battery and 18W USB-C fast charging

Xiaomi’s $91 phone has 5,000 mAh battery and 18W USB-C fast charging
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Xiaomi built its reputation and business in India by selling budget phones with great specs at competitive prices. Its latest affordable offering, the Mi 8A, has a huge 5,000mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging via USB-C.

Looking at the innards of the phone, it’s powered by an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2 or 3GB of RAM. Other specifications also point towards a budget offering.

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Screen: 6.22-inch HD+ dot notch display
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Rear camera: 12-megapixel
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Fast charging: 18W
  • Internal memory: 32GB

This is clearly a phone for people who are out all day long. That massive battery means you might be able to lug more than a day of usage with a single charge.

The Redmi 8A is available in India through Flipkart and Mi.com from September 29. The 2GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs. 6,499 ($91) and the 3GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs. 6,999 ($99).

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