Xiaomi Redmi A1+ is here to top the best under 10k segment in Kenya

Xiaomi is launching a new A-series device in the market this coming week. It’s called the Redmi A1+ and it will be a sub-10k phone – seemingly going back to the good old days when the 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A and 9A dominated the best under 10k smartphones lists.

The new Redmi A1+ is powered by a now quite old Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 processor. It has a 6.52 inches display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It comes with either 2 or 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. You can expand storage with a dedicated microSD slot included.

At the back there’s a fingerprint scanner. The main camera is 8MP and there’s an extra 0.3MP lens for depth details. At the front there’s a 5MP selfie camera housed in the tiny notch.

There’s a 5000mAh battery which charges via a micro USB port (wish it was Type-C).

The new phone wins no accolades for specs. It’s basically Xiaomi’s try at keeping a hold of the sub $100 segment – a segment that has felt quite ignored by different brands in the past few years.

This article will be updated with pricing details when those become available. There’s also a Redmi A1 which we don’t yet have confirmation on availably in the Kenyan market.

Xiaomi Redmi A1+ will be available in Kenya for less than KES 10,000 and aims to be the new budget champion

Redmi A1+ Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Helio A22
PowerVR GE8320 GPU
Display6.52 inches
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (269 ppi density)
Dimensions 164.9 x 76.5 x 9.1 mm
Rear CameraMain: 8MP, PDAF 
Depth: 0.3 MP
Front Camera5MP front camera – f/2.2
Battery & Charging5,000mAh (typ) battery 
Micro USB
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
SecurityRear fingerprint sensor 
AI Face Unlock
SystemAndroid 12 with MIUI 12
ColorLight Green, Light Blue, Black


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