It really shouldn’t be surprising that Xiaomi is working on a new affordable Redmi-branded smartphone to be launched at some point in the near future, but its name might intrigue you. It’s the Redmi 8A Pro, as revealed by RF certification details posted on Xiaomi’s official website.
The Redmi 8A was just unveiled yesterday, and we weren’t expecting it to get a Pro sibling, as that’s never before been a thing for the dirt cheap, entry-level Redmi A series, but apparently not even that can escape the great Pro-ifying of 2019.Redmi 8A
It’s unclear what specs the Redmi 8A Pro will boast in order to differentiate itself from the vanilla 8A, which has a 6.22″ HD+ LCD with a waterdrop notch, the Snapdragon 439 chipset, 2/3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12 MP primary camera with 1.4um pixels and f/1.8 aperture, an 8 MP selfie camera, and a 5,000 mAh battery. The Redmi 8A runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top, but as MIUI 11 is soon to launch, perhaps the Redmi 8A Pro might run that from day one instead.