Redmi 8A Pro Brings A 5,000mAh Battery, And It's Extremely Affordable

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Redmi has announced a new smartphone, and this one is extremely affordable. We’re talking about the Redmi 8A Pro handset, which actually costs less than $100, but we’ll talk about that a bit later.

The Redmi 8A Pro is a phone made out of polycarbonate, which includes a waterdrop display notch. The phone also has a ‘chin’ below the display, but its bezels are not thick at all. They’re certainly thinner than you’d expect considering this phone’s pricing.

The company’s logo is included on the phone’s ‘chin’, while all the physical keys lie on the right. The company’s branding is also included on the back, while the device offers two rear cameras.

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Those two cameras are vertically-aligned, and an LED flash is placed above them. The back side of the phone is moderately curved, though the curvature is more pronounced on the edges.

The Redmi 8A Pro includes a Dot Notch display, with Gorilla Glass 5 on top of it

This smartphone features a 6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720) Dot Notch display. Curved glass is placed on top of that display, and we’re looking at Gorilla Glass 5 here. The display itself is flat, though, just to be clear.

The Snapdragon 429 octa-core processor fuels this smartphone, and that is Qualcomm’s entry-level SoC. The phone also includes 2GB / 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage.

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You can expand this device’s storage via a microSD card up to 512GB. Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on the device, along with MIUI 11.

There are two SIM card slots inside of this phone, while a 3.5mm headphone jack is also available. Wireless FM Radio is also supported, and the phone is splash resistant (P2i coating).

A 5,000mAh battery is included, along with 18W charging

A 5,000mAh battery lies inside of this smartphone, and it supports 18W fast charging. A 13-megapixel camera sits on the back (f/2.2 aperture), along with a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera.

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An 8-megapixel front-facing camera is also a part of the package, by the way. The phone also includes Bluetooth 4.2, and it supports dual 4G VoLTE.

A Type-C USB port is included on the bottom, and you’ll be charging the device via that port. The phone measures 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4mm, and weighs 188 grams.

The phone comes in Midnight Gray, Sea Blue, and Sky White color variants. The device is priced at the equivalent of $93 in Indonesia, for the 2GB RAM model. The 3GB RAM model costs $99. So both variants are cheaper than $100. We’ll see to how many markets this phone will arrive.

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