Redmi India launch event started with Xiaomi India’s Anuj Sharma joining the webcast. Sharma first talked about Xiaomi sales during the Diwali shopping period. He said Redmi A-series continue to sell well for the company. Today, the company is introducing Redmi 8A Dual, not the rumoured Redmi 9A phone.
Sharma then invited Xiaomi’s Kabir Dhamne to the presentation to reveal the Redmi 8A Dual phone. The phone comes with USB Type-C port that supports 18W fast charging. Redmi 8A Dual comes with the company’s new Aura XGrip design. The phone features a 6.22-inch HD+ display with waterdrop-style notch.
The Redmi 8A Dual will be offered Sea Blue, Sky White, and Midnight Gray colours. Dhamne then made way for the company’s Ankit to detail Redmi 8A Dual’s cameras. The new smartphone comes with dual rear cameras with a 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Xiaomi has also added AI Scene Detection and AI Portrait Mode features to the phone.
Sharma then returned to the launch presentation to further talk about the Redmi 8A Dual phone. According to Sharma, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC that is clocked up to 2GHz.
Redmi’s online-only launch event will start at 12pm (noon) IST. As always, we will bring you all the updates from the launch presentation as they are revealed. In case you want to follow the presentation in realtime, you can check out the livestream below.
Redmi Power Bank
Redmi launched two power banks with 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacity in China last year. We expect that the company will bring at least one, if not both, of those power banks to the Indian market. However, the company is mum on the pricing of its upcoming Redmi-branded power banks.
The RedmiBook 13 laptop went official in China last year, and is reportedly making its way to India starting this month. It features a 13.3-inch full-HD display and is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core processors, alongside the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics. The laptop has a metallic build and is claimed to last 11 hours on a single charge. No word on its pricing in India yet, but its asking price in China suggests that the RedmiBook 13 might be priced below Rs. 50,000 in India.