Xiaomi India 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 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.
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 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