Xiaomi is the reigning king in the budget and mid-range smartphone market segment in Nepal. They have great offerings for almost every budget price range. Powerful devices and aggressive pricing have been their mantra so far. They keep launching new devices and with every launch, the company keeps getting better. And now, Xiaomi Nepal has launched the Redmi 8A Dual in Nepal. It is an upgrade over the Redmi 8A with some modifications for added features.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Overview
For its price, Redmi 8A was and still is a capable device. However, there was stuff, which if incorporated, would have added to the appeal of the device, say – an extra camera on the back. This must be the agenda behind the Redmi 8A Dual; Redmi 8A with extra features for those who want them.
What’s new then?
It isn’t difficult to guess that Dual in Redmi 8A Dual is for the dual-camera setup. Xiaomi has added a depth sensor on the back of the device. However, it isn’t the only change in the camera- Redmi 8A Dual comes with a different primary camera than that of Redmi 8A. While 8A came with a 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, Redmi 8A Dual has a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The other change is in the design. Look-wise, the 8A Dual looks similar to 8A except for the added camera and the flash’s placement, but 8A comes with an Aura XGrip Design. The company claims that the change in the texture offers better grip and keeps out fingerprint marks. Xiaomi has also thrown in P2i coating for better protection from splashes.
What about the rest?
The phone comes with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with a notch to house the 8MP front camera. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, while the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 chipset. You can choose between 2 and 3GB of RAM. Both of the variants come with 32 or 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.
It comes with the same 5,000mAH battery and although the device supports 18W charging, Xiaomi has only included a 10W charger in the box. Thanks to reverse charging technology, this device can also be used as a power bank. On the software front, it ships with Android Pie with MIUI 10 on top. There is no fingerprint sensor but you can unlock your phone using an AI-powered Face Unlock feature.
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Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Specifications:
- Display: 6.22-inch IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Resolution: HD+ resolution (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio @ 271 PPI
- Rear Camera: Dual, 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- CPU: Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Storage: 32/64 GB, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card (dedicated slot)
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top
- Features: 3.5mm headphone jack, splash resistant (P2i Rating)
- Battery: 5000 mAh; 18-watt fast charging support; USB Type-C Port
- Color Options: White Sky, Sea Blue, and Midnight Grey
Redmi 8A Dual Price in Nepal & Availability
Xiaomi had launched the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant of the Redmi 8A Dual in Nepal for a price of Rs. 12,999. However, Xiaomi hiked its price to Rs. 13,499. Similarly, the 3/32GB variant of the 8A dual costs Rs. 14,499 and the 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 14,999. It is available all over Nepal via 900+ retail shops and eCommerce platforms like Daraz and Sastodeal.
|Model Name||Price in Nepal|
|Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (2GB/32GB)||Rs. 13,499|
|Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB/32GB)||Rs. 14,499|
|Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB/64GB)||Rs. 14,999|
At Rs. 12,999, the Redmi 8A dual is an excellent budget smartphone. It has a good design, a trendy 19:9 display with gorilla glass 5 protection, a massive 5000mAh battery, and a capable camera setup. So, if you are in a market for a great budget phone, the Redmi 8A dual would be a fantastic choice.
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