Redmi 8 and 8A was first launched in India. After making their respective debuts in India, the new entry-level Redmi 8 and 8A are now available in their home market of China with sub $100 starting price. The two smartphones have slight difference in their camera and design departments. In this article we are going to highlight the slight differences between the two and their starting prices based on their storage capacities.
Difference Between Redmi 8 and 8A
The Redmi 8 features the new Aura Wave Glass design which began with the Redmi K20. While the 8A opts for the plastic Aura Wave Grip look. The screens are identical 6.22-inch HD+ panels with notches for the 8MP selfie cam.
The similarities continue with the 12nm Snapdragon 439 chipset with 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage alongside microSD expansion.
At the back, the two devices share the 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor but the Redmi 8 brings a secondary 2MP depth helper and fingerprint reader. The battery capacity is 5,000 mAh on both phones with support for 18W fast charging.
The Redmi 8 is already available and will set buyers back CNY 799 ($113) for the 3/32GB version while the 4/64GB model will go for CNY 899 ($127).
The 8A goes on sales Oct 15 starting at CNY 699 ($99) for the 3/32GB units and CNY 799 ($113) for the 4/32GB ones. Both phones will be available through all major online retailers and there is a special CNY 100 ($14) off on launch day.
Source (in Chinese)