Kathmandu, NEPAL, 11 November 2019 – Xiaomi, global technology leader, today announced the launch of its two smartphones, Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. Redmi 8 is the latest in the popular Redmi series lineup and comes with a 12MP dual camera setup. Redmi 8A is the latest in the Redmi A series with improvements on all fronts including an expandable memory of up to 512GB.
Both the phones ship with a massive 5000mAh battery, allowing users long hours of usage with every single charge. Featuring the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 octa-core chipset, Xiaomi has for the first time in the segment introduced the USB Type-C 18W fast charging support for both smartphones. Xiaomi’s relentless focus on quality means that both these smartphones come protected with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, andP2i’s nano-coating makes them splash resistant. Redmi 8A- Smart Desh Ka Dumdaar Smartphone
With a 6.22-inch (15.8cm) Dot Notch HD+ display, Redmi 8A features an aspect ratio of 19:9, promising an immersive experience and overall ergonomics. The Aura Wave Grip design with fine, textured patterns makes for great hand feel and also reduces fingerprint marks. Redmi 8A features a 2+1 dual SIM slot with dedicated microSD card support that allows further storage expansion up to 512GB. Redmi 8A brings a crowd favorite in the lineup, Wireless FM, which allows users to play FM radio without connecting their earphones.
One of the most significant upgrades on Redmi 8A is on the camera front; it now comes with a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor, making it the only smartphone to feature the acclaimed image sensor. The main 12MP camera comes with an aperture of f/1.8, and delivers great looking photographs with a large pixel size of 1.4μm. On the front, Redmi 8A sports an 8MP selfie camera; both the front and rear cameras on Redmi 8A are capable of taking AI Portrait mode shots.
Redmi 8- Do more with 4GB
With an objective to provide an all-round experience for today’s multi-tasking youth, Redmi 8 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. 64GB allows for convenient usage without having to worry about exhausting storage space and4GB RAM, on the other hand, allows for seamless multitasking — a never-seen-before feature in this segment.
Redmi 8 has an AI dual camera setup on the rear, comprising of a 12MP primary sensor and a dedicated 2MP depth sensor. Support for AI scene detection for up to 33 categories makes shooting in different scenarios a cakewalk. On the front, Redmi 8 features an 8MP camera with AI Portrait mode to enable portrait selfies.
Redmi 8 comes with a beautiful Aura Mirror finish making it look extremely beautiful. It comes with a 15.8cm (6.2) high definition IPS LCD screen. It has a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear for convenient security and also supports AI face unlock. The user experience is further enhanced by wireless FM Radio, dual SIM dual VoLTE capabilities. Redmi 8 supports dual SIM usage with a dedicated microSD card slot (2+1 slot) further expanding the storage up to 256GB.
Sourabh Kothari, Country General Manager – Nepal, Xiaomi said“We are thrilled to introduce our all-new Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A to Nepal. As a brand we believe in bringing the best of innovative technology for our customers at an honest pricing. Both smartphones are taking the game to the next level with features such as a huge 5000mAh battery and 18W fast charging support over USB Type-C. With high quality products and great specs such as these, we are positive that our Mi Fans in Nepal have a great experience in store for them.”
•Available in Sunset Red, Ocean Blue and Midnight Black colour variants, the Redmi 8A 2GB+32GB is priced at 11,999 NPR and the 3GB+32GB is priced at 12,999 NPR.
•The 4GB+64GB variant of Redmi 8 will be available for 14,999 NPR in Onyx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue colours
•Both phones will be available starting 11th November across Mi Authorized Partners, Daraz.com and Sastodeal.
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency.
The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 171million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform.
Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets.In July 2019, the company has for the first time made the Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 468th among all, and 7th in the Internet Services and Retailing category. Xiaomi is now the youngest Global 500 Company.