Redmi India launch event started with Xiaomi India’s Anuj Sharma joining the webcast. Sharma first talked about Xiaomi sales during the Diwali shopping period. He said Redmi A-series continue to sell well for the company. Today, the company is introducing Redmi 8A Dual, not the rumoured Redmi 9A phone. Also, the RedmiBook is not making its India debut.
Sharma invited Xiaomi’s Kabir Dhamne to the presentation to reveal the Redmi 8A Dual phone. The phone comes with USB Type-C port that supports 18W fast charging. Redmi 8A Dual sports the company’s new Aura XGrip design. Additionally, you will get a 6.22-inch HD+ (1520×720 pixels) display with waterdrop-style notch.
The Redmi 8A Dual will be offered Sea Blue, Sky White, and Midnight Gray colours. Dhamne then made way for the company’s Ankit Vengurlekar to detail Redmi 8A Dual’s cameras. The new smartphone comes with dual rear cameras with a 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Xiaomi has also added AI Scene Detection and AI Portrait Mode features to the phone.
Sharma then returned to the launch presentation to further talk about the Redmi 8A Dual phone. According to Sharma, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC that is clocked up to 2GHz and packs a dedicated microSD card slot. As you can expect, the Redmi 8A Dual is a dual-SIM smartphone that support VoLTE on both SIM cards as well as VoWiFi.
Among other specifications, Xiaomi has included a 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, and splash-resistant coating.
Redmi 8A Dual price in India starts at Rs. 6,499 for base 2GB + 32GB variant. The phone’s 3GB + 32GB model will be sold at Rs. 6,999. The first sale of the phone is scheduled for February 18 at 12pm (noon) and it will be offered via Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.
Apart from the Redmi 8A Dual, the company introduced two Redmi-branded Power Banks in the country. Redmi Powerbank will be offered in 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacities. It comes with support for dual input and dual output. You can use either MicroUSB or USB Type-C port to charge the power bank or charging other devices from it. The 10,000mAh Redmi Powerbank supports 10W fast charging, whereas the 20,000mAh powerbank supports 18W fast charging.
Redmi Powerbank price is set at Rs. 799 for the 10,000mAh model, whereas the 20,000mAh model will retail at Rs. 1,499. The Redmi powerbank will go on sale starting February 18.
The launch presentation is over. You can check out the full video below.