Xiaomi launched its lower-tier Redmi 8A in September, and it was well-received by the consumers. The only thing that the 8A lacked is the absence of dual cameras at the back, which, to be honest, wasn’t a deal-breaker considering the price at which the phone was launched. Redmi 8A is, if not the cheapest phone to feature a USB Type-C port with 10-Watt fast charging support. It looks like Redmi 8A’s short-lived legacy will be carried on by the new Redmi 8A Dual.
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Redmi 8A Dual Specifications
The only two differences between the 8A and 8A dual are cameras and build. As the name suggests, the Redmi 8A Dual features dual rear cameras. There is a new rear panel design this time around, which Redmi calls the “Aura X Grip design.” It also claims that the phone’s back now provides a better grip and keeps fingerprints and smudges at bay.
The second rear camera is (You guessed it right) a 2MP depth sensor. The rest of the features from Redmi 8A remain unchanged. To recall, Redmi 8A was launched with a 1500x720P resolution LCD panel, a Snapdragon 439, 2/32GB or 3/32GB variants, Type-C port with 10 Watt fast charging, and a beefy 5000mAh battery. Redmi 8A Dual costs INR 6499 for the base variant and INR 6999 for the higher-end option, which is the same as the price of Redmi 8A.
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The Redmi 8A was a good offering, but there was no need to launch a new phone with upgraded specs for the same price. We have already met people who bought the 8A recently and are regretting their decision. As a large firm, Redmi should take care of not flooding the market with too many phones with minor spec changes as people might end up getting confused.
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