Xiaomi is going all guns blazing to increase its share in the Indian smartphone market. Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched Redmi 8A smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery at a starting price of Rs 6,499 (2GB+32GB variant) in India.

The Redmi A series refresher will also be available in 3GB+32GB variant with a price tag of for Rs 6,999. Both the variants will the available on Mi.com and Flipkart, starting September 29. With this handset, the company has introduced USB Type-C 18W fast-charging support for the first time in this price segment.

“We have worked hard in ensuring that Redmi 8A delivers the highest quality with P2i nano-coating, and Gorilla Glass 5 along with the best specs for its honest pricing to all our Mi Fans,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India, said in a statement.

The Redmi 8A comes with a 6.22-inch ‘Dot Notch’ HD+ display and an aspect ratio of 19:9, thus, promising an immersive experience. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 43 the device has expandable memory support up to 512 GB with a dedicated SD card slot along with dual sim facility. The phone also supports wireless FM Radio.

Talking about the cameras, the device gets a Sony IMX363 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and pixel size of 1.4 microns. The camera comes equipped Dual PD autofocus and AI portrait mode for bokeh effect. The phone gets 8-megapixel AI selfie camera on the front.

(With input from agencies)