Xiaomi India launches Desh Ka Dumdaar Smartphone, Redmi 8A Dual
Redmi 8A Dual packs in a dual rear camera set-up
Redmi expands its portfolio beyond smartphones with Redmi Power Bank
Xiaomi, India’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand, today launched the next iteration of their bestselling Redmi A series smartphone – Redmi 8A Dual with a new Aura XGrip Design and dual rear cameras. Redmi also expanded its portfolio with Redmi Power Bank 10000mAh and Redmi Power Bank 20000mAh.
Redmi 8A Dual: Desh Ka Dumdaar Smartphone
Redmi 8A Dual takes a step further and brings dual cameras to the Redmi A series for the first time. It features a 13MP primary sensor supported by a 2MP depth sensor resulting in perfect portraits. The hardware is coupled with Xiaomi’s capable AI Scene Detection and AI Portrait mode. On the front, selfies, video calls and AI face unlock are facilitated by the 8MP camera.
Redmi 8A Dual brings an all-new Aura XGrip Design, improving on the much appreciated Aura Wave Grip Design which was introduced on the Redmi 8A. Aura XGrip Design brings a premium experience with a mesh pattern on the rear enabling better grip while keeping fingerprints at bay.
The 15.8cm (6.2) Dot Notch HD+ IPS display on Redmi 8A Dual has an aspect ratio of 19:9 providing an immersive experience. It is powered by a 5000mAh high-capacity two-day battery with support for 18W fast charging (10W fast charger inside the box). It also supports reverse charging through the Type-C port. The entire Redmi smartphone portfolio now features Type-C port and support for 18W fast charging. Performance is taken care of by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 octa-core chipset. It is available in two variants, 2GB+32GB and 3GB+32GB, with a 2+1 dual SIM slot. The dedicated microSD card support allows storage expansion up to 512GB.
With a promise of the highest quality, Redmi 8A Dual is built to last thanks to Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and P2i’s nano-coating ensuring protection against accidental falls and spills respectively.
Redmi 8A Dual: Quick Specs
|Redmi 8A Dual|
|15.8cm (6.22) 19:9 HD+ Dot Notch display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 protection
|13MP primary camera
2MP depth camera
|8MP front camera
AI Portrait mode
AI Face Unlock
|Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439
|2GB+32GB and 3GB+32GB variants|
|Dual SIM + dedicated microSD slot (expandable up to 512GB)|
Support for 18W fast charging (10W fast charger in the box)
|Wireless FM radio|
|P2i splash-proof nano-coating|
|156.48 × 75.41 × 9.4mm
Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said, “We have continuously focused on making the best of technology available to everyone with the Redmi A series smartphones. Redmi’s A series has been one of the leading smartphone series with Redmi 6A being one of the highest shipped smartphones of 2019 nationally according to IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Q4 2019. Redmi 8 series also contributed towards the 15.9% YoY growth of Xiaomi according to IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Q4 2019. We are sure that the Redmi 8A Dual too, will be loved by our consumers and fans alike. With the Redmi Power Bank, Redmi is moving beyond smartphones and will continue to expand its portfolio.’’
Redmi Power Bank: More Power to Redmi
As part of growing its categories beyond smartphones, Redmi also launched its first accessory, Redmi Power Bank in 10000mAh and 20000mAh variants. Redmi Power Bank features a minimalistic design with anti-slip edge grip design reducing the chances of accidental falls.
Redmi Power Bank features two input and output ports. The type-C and micro-USB ports can be used for charging the power bank and the two USB Type-A ports enable simultaneous charging for two devices. Redmi Power Bank uses Lithium-Polymer batteries which are not only safer but also have higher longevity as compared to Lithium-Ion batteries. Every Redmi Power Bank features best in class 12 layers of circuit chip protection across voltage, temperature, current and electrostatic anomalies. Redmi Power Bank 20000mAh supports 18W fast charging and the 10000mAh variant supports 10W fast charging.
- Redmi 8A Dual will be available in Sea Blue, Sky White and Midnight Grey colour variants. The 2GB+32GB variant will be available for INR 6499 and the 3GB+32GB variant will be available for INR 6999 on Mi.com, Amazon, Mi Homes and select authorized retail partners starting 18th February 12 noon and soon across all offline channels.
- Redmi Power Bank will be available in White and Black colour variants. The 10000mAh variant will be available for INR 799 and the 20000mAh variant will be available for INR 1499 starting 18th February 12 noon across Mi.com and Mi Homes. It will be available on Amazon India shortly.
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 171million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets.
In July 2019, the company has for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. Xiaomi is now the youngest Global 500 company.
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