Last month, two new Xiaomi devices received certification from China’s Compulsory Certificate (3C) site. It was reported that the two phones are a part of Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi 8 series. Now, the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have allegedly been spotted on Thailand certification website NBTC, hinting at an imminent launch. As per the listing, the Redmi 8 has M1908C3IG model number, while the Redmi 8A comes with M1908C3KG model number.
The listing reveals nothing about the two Redmi phones, but suggests that its launch is imminent. Besides, recently, live images of the alleged Redmi 8A smartphone surfaced online. The handset is likely to feature an edge-to-edge screen with a waterdrop-style notched display, 91Mobiles reports. The leaked photos suggest that the phone will pack a massive 5,000mAh battery under the hood. Xiaomi could also offer a low-end Snapdragon 439 SoC with the Redmi 8A. This is the same chipset that is currently powering the Redmi 7A phone.
The Redmi 8A could pack a 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution. The handset is expected to ship with Android Pie-based MIUI 9.7.11 software. The handset would reportedly be launched with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage option. Xiaomi is likely to offer an option to expand the internal storage of the device. Rumors suggest that users will be able to expand the storage by up to 512GB using a microSD card slot.
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The images also showed the alleged Redmi 8A phone in Red color. Xiaomi is also expected to offer the new Redmi smartphone in Black color option. The handset will arrive with a dual rear camera setup, as per leaks. It is likely to come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. Besides, at the moment, the details regarding the Redmi 8 are scarce. Besides, Xiaomi is all set to launch its Mi Band 4 in India on September 17.