Xiaomi Redmi 8A released: review, specifications, price, release date, where to buy
27.09.2019 0 Comments
The new "king" of budget smartphones!
The Redmi brand (owned by Xiaomi) introduced the new budget smartphone Redmi 8A. The novelty became the first in the line with a modern 6.22-inch display with reduced frames. The smartphone received a system on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, up to 3 GB of RAM and a battery with an impressive capacity of 5000 mAh. Read more about Redmi 8A in this article.
Redmi 8A stands out from previous models from the budget line of brand smartphones. First of all, the difference is made by a modern display with reduced frames around the perimeter. The side frames of the screen are minimal, from the top there is only a small drop-shaped cutout for the front camera. The bottom frame is wide enough.
The smartphone case is made of high-quality plastic, like its predecessors. The smartphone is available in three colors: black, red and blue.
Dimensions of the smartphone – 156.3 mm × 75.4 mm × 9.4 mm, weight – 188 g.
Redmi 8A is equipped with a 6.22-inch display with HD resolution (720 × 1520 pixels, 271 ppi). The screen has a high-quality IPS-matrix, according to the manufacturer, without light. A key feature of the display is a minimal frame. Previously, all budget Redmi smartphones received screens with frankly wide upper and lower frames. The display covers the fifth generation Corning Gorilla Glass.
CPU and memory
The performance of Redmi 8A is answered by the system on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor. This is a budget chip, which, nevertheless, is gaining high performance in benchmarks, slightly inferior to the processor of the newer generation Snapdragon 626.
It is noteworthy that the processor in the new Redmi 8A is exactly the same as the previous Redmi 7A. The Redmi brand for the first time retained last year's chip in the new model of its budget line.
The RAM capacity of Redmi 8A is 2 or 3 GB. The amount of internal memory does not differ from RAM and is 32 GB. The smartphone has a slot for microSD memory cards with a maximum capacity of 512 GB.
One of the main features of Redmi 8A was the battery. The smartphone is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery. According to the announcement of Redmi, thanks to such a battery, the smartphone is able to work for two days in full active mode. If you use the device in gentle mode, the device will be able to last without recharging for three days.
An important innovation of Redmi 8A is the USB Type-C connector. All previous models of the line were equipped with an outdated micro-USB connector. Due to the modern port, the smartphone received support for full-fledged fast charging using adapters up to 18 watts.
Redmi emphasized that the presence of the Redmi 8A USB Type-C connector will definitely distinguish the smartphone from all budget smartphones.
Contrary to many rumors, Redmi 8A received a single main camera. The resolution of the module is 12 megapixels. The camera is located in the center of the rear surface of the case, under it there is an LED flash. The resolution of the front camera of the smartphone is 8 megapixels. Both the main and front cameras support portrait shooting.
Redmi 8A does not have a fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi and its brand Redmi are still hesitant to install a fingerprint sensor in one of their most inexpensive smartphones.
On the other hand, Redmi 8A has an unlock feature for scanning faces using the front camera. It should be understood that in poor lighting the face scanner will not work.
Redmi 8A Release Date
Redmi 8A sales will first begin in India. The release date for Redmi 8A is September 29th. Later, the smartphone will begin to be sold in China, after which it will appear on AliExpress.
Redmi 8A is expected to reach China and AliExpress within 2-3 weeks. The official release of the smartphone in Russia may take place within a month.
Price Redmi 8A
Redmi 8A 2/32 GB – 6499 rupees (about 5800 rubles). Redmi 8A 2/32 GB – 6999 rupees (about 6300 rubles).
To date, Redmi has announced smartphone prices for India only. But it is expected that in Russia the smartphone will be sold at a similar price, as in previous years.
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