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Xiaomi Redmi 8A design revealed; USB-C and fast charging confirmed

Xiaomi India will be launching the Redmi 8A smartphone in India on Sept. 25. The entry-level Redmi phone will be also coming to China in the near future as it has been listed on the database of TENAA. Today, Xiaomi’s Global Vice-President and Managing Director for Indian wing, Main Kumar Jain has shared an image of the smartphone to reveal its design. He has also confirmed that the Redmi 8A will be equipped with a USB-C port that will enable fast charging on the device.

Jain claims that the Redmi 8A will probably be the only phone in the price segment to arrive with a USB-C port. The blue colored phone that can be seen in the hands of Jain resembles with the TENAA images of the Redmi M1908C3KE. Jain did not share any other information on the specs of the Redmi 8A.

The TENAA appearance of the phone has revealed that it may arrive in multiple colors like black, red, blue, pink, white, green, purple and gray in China. However, the company may not announce all the color variants at the unveil event. The handset measures 156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4mm and it weighs 188 grams.

The Redmi 8A is fitted with a 6.21-inch display with waterdrop notch. The thick chin of the phone carries the Redmi branding. The rear side of the phone that seems to be made out of polycarbonate material features a 12-megapixel main camera. There is no fingerprint scanner on the device which indicates it will only come with face unlock biometric recognition feature. On the front of the Redmi 8A is an 8-megapixel front camera.

The Redmi 8A is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor. TENAA reveals that the phone may come in 2 GB, 3 GB and 4 GB RAM editions in China. These variants may respectively feature 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of storage. The Android 9 Pie OS will come preloaded on the device. For additional storage, it possesses a microSD card slot. Lastly, the phone will be fueled by a 5,000mAh battery. Xiaomi has done a commendable job to bring support for fast charging on the device. There is no information available on the pricing of the Redmi 8A.

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