Xiaomi‘s Redmi devices have been very warmly received this generation, and it’s been an excellent time for them. As such, it only makes sense that the company would want to push updates for the devices quicker, and it seems that may be the case as a Redmi 8A running Android 10 appears on Geekbench.
The Redmi 8A features a lovely looking poly-carbonate exterior chassis that reminds of old Nokia phones. It’s the lowest end device currently offered by Xiaomi outside of the Redmi GO, but the Redmi 8A is no slouch in the specs department. Now with Android 10 on the way, it’s looking even better.
In China, the company is selling the smartphone in 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants, which seems to be the version being benchmarked here. The Android 10 update for it will mostly likely be skinned with MIUI 11, since Xiaomi does love its custom skin.
In China, it’s priced at 699 Yuan (~$100) for the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage version and 799 Yuan (~$115) and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage edition. These models are now selling at respective price tags of 599 Yuan (~$86) and 699 Yuan (~$100). In India, the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variants that come with 32 GB of storage are priced at Rs. 6,499 and Rs. 6,999.