Redmi A2 and Redmi A2+ quietly make their low-end debut
Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled a whole bunch of new devices yesterday – the Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 5G, Redmi Note 12 Pro and Redmi Note 12 Pro+, that is. And yet the sub-brand has also recently made two other handsets official, albeit in this case very quietly, simply adding them to the global Mi website.
We’re talking about the Redmi A2 and the Redmi A2+, and those are much, much lower end than the others. The Redmi A2 features a 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 touchscreen, it’s powered by MediaTek Helio G36 SoC paired with 2 or 3GB of RAM, it has 32GB of expandable storage, rear camera 8 MP camera with a QVGA auxiliary lens alongside, a 5 MP Selfie Snapper and a 5000 mAh battery with 10W charging support. A 10W charger comes in the box and charging s is done via microUSB, believe it or not.
The “barely believable” theme continues with the software. This phone runs on Android 12 (Go Edition). So it probably won’t surprise you to find that there’s no built-in 5G support. There is, however, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Redmi A2+ appears to be more or less the exact same device, but with only one additional feature: a fingerprint sensor, which sits on the back. These two products will obviously be sold very cheaply wherever they are offered. You can get either in light blue, light green, and black.