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Redmi 8 and 8A – Specifications and Price

Redmi 8 and 8A - Specifications and Price
Redmi 8 and box. Photo via lalafo.az

Xiaomi introduces two of its newest mobile phones in Indonesia, Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A, through the launch event at Hallf Patiunus, South Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12/2019).

These duo cheap phones are identical to each other. Still, there are some differences, for example, from the number of rear cameras.

Redmi 8 is equipped with two cameras (12 MP + 2 MP) on its back, along with a circular fingerprint scanner and LED flash module. Redmi 8A backs are only decorated with one rear camera (12 MP) and one LED flash without a fingerprint scanner.

By design, Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have a diagonal screen of 6.2 inches and HD Plus resolution, along with Gorilla Glass 5 screen protector glass. Both adopt a notched display that holds an 8 MP selfie camera.

From the innards side, both phones are equipped with Snapdragon 439 chips which are paired with various RAM options (up to 4GB) and internal memory (up to 64GB). The capacity of this storage media can be expanded with micro SD (dedicated) up to 512 GB.

When it comes to power, both phones are powered by a 5,000 mAh jumbo battery that supports 18-watt fast charging technology through type C USB ports.

For software, both Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A are the same – the same as running the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the latest interface style ala Xiaomi, MIUI 11. About the price, Redmi 8 is priced at an introduction price (flash sale) Rp 1.7 million (3/32 GB) and Rp 1.8 million (4 / 64 GB).

While Redmi 8A is sold at a lower price, which is Rp. 1.4 million (2/32 GB). Outside the flash sale, the cost of the two phones will be more expensive at Rp 50,000. Redmi 8 is available at Lazada, Mi.com, and the nearest Mi Store.

The Redmi 8A will be available exclusively at Shopee, mi.com, and Mi Store. Both of these phones can be obtained starting 12 December. To see the comparison more clearly, see the full specifications and prices of Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A in the following table.

Redmi 8 Redmi 8A
Screen sizeIPS LCD  6.22 inches, 720 x 1,520 pixels, Gorilla Glass 5IPS LCD 6.22 inches, 720 x 1,520 pixels, Gorilla Glass 5
dimensions156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
Weight190 gram188 gram
System-on-ChipQualcomm Snapdragon 439 (2×1.95 GHz, 6×1.45 GHz); Adreno 505Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (2×1.95 GHz, 6×1.45 GHz); Adreno 505
RAM3GB / 4GB2GB
Storage32GB / 64GB + micro SD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)32GB + micro SD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
Rear camera12 megapixels, aperture f / 1.8, PDAF12 megapixels, f / 1.8 aperture, PDAF
2 megapixel, depth sensor
Front camera8 megapixels, f / 2.0 aperture8 megapixels, f / 2.0 aperture
Battery5,000 mAh, fast charging 18w5,000 mAh, fast charging 18w
ConnectorUSB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jackUSB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
SIM CardDual-SIMDual-SIM
Connectivity4G, Bluetooth 4.2, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct
BiometricFingerprint sensor (on the back), face unlockFace unlock
Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie, MIUI 11Android 9 Pie, MIUI 11
ColorsOnyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire BlueMidnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
PriceIDR 1,699,000 (3/32 GB) IDR 1,799,000 (4/64 GB)IDR 1,399,000 (2/32 GB)

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