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Surprise: Xiaomi releases Redmi 8 and 8A budget wonders in the Philippines

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After releasing the Redmi Note 8 yesterday, Xiaomi continued to surprise the Philippine market as it announced today the availability of the Redmi 8 and 8A. 
Redmi 8

New budget wonders

In a Facebook post, Xiaomi said the Redmi 8A is available in the 2GB/32GB model, also boasting a massive battery capacity of 5,000mAh. It has 6.22-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. 

The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor. Xiaomi also equipped the smartphone with 12MP AI rear camera. 
Redmi 8A

The Redmi 8, meanwhile, has some features similar to the Redmi 8A, including the "Battery Champion" 5,000mAh capacity.  

It also offers 6.22-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, it has Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor. For its main camera, the device is flaunting a dual camera setup composed of 12MP and 2MP.

Redmi 8A Specs

Display: 6.2-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ HD+ 1520 x 720 resolution at 271 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 505
RAM: 2GB/3GB
ROM: 32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 12MP f/1.9 Sony IMX363 w/ Dual PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, Wireless FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB-C, P2i water splash resistance, dual-mic, Colors: midnight black, ocean blue, sunset red
Dimensions: 156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
Weight: 188 g
Price: PHP 5,490

Redmi 8 Specs

Display: 6.22-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ HD+ 1520 x 720 resolution at 270 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 505
RAM: 3GB/4GB
ROM: 32GB/64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 w/ Dual PDAF + 2MP f/2.4 depth w/ LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, Wireless FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB-C, P2i water splash resistance, dual-mic, Colors: sapphire blue, ruby red, onyx black
Dimensions: 156.48 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
Weight: 188 g
Price: PHP 6,490 (3GB/32GB), PHP 6,990 (4GB/64GB)

Price and availability

The Redmi 8A has a price tag of PHP 5,490, while the Redmi 8 offers a starting price of PHP 6,490 for the 3GB/32GB model and PHP 6,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant. 

Xiaomi said the two smartphones can now be purchased from Mi Authorized Stores.

Source: Xiaomi
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