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Redmi 8A to Come With USB Type-C Port and Fast Charging, Xiaomi India Chief Manu Kumar Jain Teases

Redmi 8A will be launched in India on September 25.

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Redmi 8A to Come With USB Type-C Port and Fast Charging, Xiaomi India Chief Manu Kumar Jain Teases

Redmi 8A is the successor to the Rs. 5,999 Redmi 7A

Highlights
  • Redmi 8A is the next affordable smartphone from Xiaomi
  • A new teaser reveals that it will have a USB Type-C port, fast charging
  • The new Xiaomi phone is set to be launched on September 25

Xiaomi has established a name for itself in the affordable smartphone market, and its devices are known to feature specifications and features that defy the pricing. One of its most popular smartphone lineup is the Redmi series. The company is now set to launch its latest affordable smartphone, the Redmi 8A, on September 25. A new teaser from Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain has revealed that the smartphone will come with a USB Type-C port, along with support for fast charging. The teaser also offers the first official glimpse of the phone.

The tweet by Jain states that the Redmi 8A will be coming with a USB Type-C port that is unusual for the budget segment. While more expensive smartphones have been going the USB Type-C way for some time now, affordable devices still largely use the dated Micro-USB port. The phone will also come with fast charging support, which is another feature typically unseen on budget smartphones.

While no other new details about the device have been revealed, Jain is seen showing off the back of the smartphone in the same tweet. The image shows the blue colour variant, along with the single-camera setup and LED flash of the phone.

Thanks to previous teasers and the official launch invite, we already know the Redmi 8A will come with a notched display. An earlier teaser tweet from the company also indicated that the smartphone could come with a 5,000mAh battery.

The Redmi 8A is expected to be the successor the Redmi 7A that was launched earlier this year. The smartphone is also likely to run the latest MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. We can expect it to match the Redmi 7A's launch price, at Rs. 5,999.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid build quality
  • USB Type-C port
  • Bad
  • Weak low-light camera performance
  • Spammy notifications
Display 6.22-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 720x1520 pixels
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Further reading: Xiaomi, Redmi 8a, Manu Kumar Jain
Ali Pardiwala Ali Pardiwala writes about audio and video devices for Gadgets 360 out of Mumbai, and has covered the industry for a decade now. Ali is a Senior Reviewer for Gadgets 360, where he has regularly written about televisions, home entertainment, and mobile gaming as well. He is a firm believer in 4K and HDR on televisions, and believes that true wireless earphones are the future of the personal audio industry. Ali is available on Twitter as @AliusPardius and on email at alip@ndtv.com, so do send in ...More
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