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Redmi 8A launched: 5000 mAh, Snapdragon 439, P4k price

Redmi 8A

Xiaomi, or rather Redmi, is back at it again. Days after the revelation of wraparound-screen Mi Mix Alpha, the company is launching the budget-oriented Redmi 8A phone. With a starting price of INR 6,499 or nearly ~P4,700 and goes up to INR 6,999 or roughly ~P5,100, it’s another budget smartphone king to beat.

Redmi 8A Launched in India


Succeeding the Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A introduces a new design and a bigger battery. From 5.45″ size, the display now stretches out to 6.2″ — thanks to the inclusion of a teardrop notch and slightly thinner bezels. In terms of specs, it still runs on Snapdragon 439 chipset with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. The biggest improvement, however, is the 5000mAH battery that now supports 18W fast charging via USB Type-C. Of course, you still get the headphone jack. As for the cameras, an upgraded 8MP selfie camera is here and a 12MP Sony IMX363 AI sensor on the back.

READ: Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Helio G90T, 4500 mAH, 64MP Quad-Cam, P10k Price

Redmi 8A specs, price, availability in the Philippines

  • Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 5+
  • Design: all-polycarbonate frame, splash resistant
  • CPU: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 2GB/3GB
  • Memory: 32GB + dedicated microSD 512GB
  • Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, 1080p video
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 5000mAH with 18W fast charging
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
  • Release date: September 2019 in India
  • Price: INR 6,499 or ~P4,700 to  INR 6,999 or ~P5,100


  1. Indeed! Although the chipset remained the same and is quite a letdown, bigger screen+battery, newer design, USB-C and nanocoat water protection makes up for that.

    The major improvement is the main camera! A 12MP with f1/1.8 is a massive improvement AND you’ll never find it in any other phones with the same pricetag!

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