Aside from the global unveiling of the Redmi Note 12 series, Xiaomi also updated its budget line with the Redmi A2 and A2+. Both entry-level devices are practically identical, with the only difference being the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that’s present on the Redmi A2+.
Both phones actually look similar to the Redmi A1, with the biggest difference being the processor upgrade from a Helio A22 to a Helio G36. It’s a notable upgrade, as this makes the Redmi A2 series equipped with a more powerful octa-core processor instead of a quad-core processor.
Save for the processor upgrade, you do get most of the features of the Redmi A1. These inside a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a notch for a 5-megapixel selfie shooter, a dual-rear camera setup that consists of an 8-megapixel main camera and QVGA depth sensor, a 5000mAh battery that supports 10w MicroUSB charging, and Android 12 (Go Edition) out of the box. Both also come with 32GB of expandable storage and up to 3GB RAM.
Xiaomi did not reveal the price of the Redmi A2 series, but we presume that they should be priced at under Php 5k since its predecessor had an official price of Php 4,499 last year.