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.
- 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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Published September 25, 2019 — 08:51 UTC