Xiaomi’s Redmi launched the Redmi A1 in India earlier last month and today the company introduced the Plus model in the Asian country. It comes in 2GB/32GB and 3GB/32GB configurations priced at INR7,499 ($91/€93) and INR8,499 ($103/€105).
However, as part of the Diwali celebrations, both versions will be sold at a discount of INR500 ($6/€6) for a limited time. You can buy it in Black, Light Blue or Light Green colors from October 17 on Xiaomi’s official Indian website, Flipkart, Mi.com and offline retail stores across the country.
The Redmi A1+, however, is not a completely new smartphone. It’s the Redmi A1 with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3GB RAM option. The Redmi A1 comes in one 2GB/32GB configuration in India and is available for INR6,299 ($76/€78) via Xiaomi’s Indian website and Amazon.in.
Redmi A1+ is powered by Helio A22 SoC and runs MIUI 12 based on Android 12 (Go Edition). It’s built around a 6.52-inch HD+ and has a notch for a 5MP selfie camera, and the rear panel – with a leather texture finish – houses a dual-camera system with an 8MP primary camera and a QVGA unit.
Redmi A1 • Redmi A1+
The rest of the Redmi A1 Plus highlights include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a dedicated microSD card slot for up to 512GB storage expansion, and a 5,000mAh battery with a micro USB port up to 10W.