Redmi 8 confirmed to launch in India on October 9: Large battery, cameras teased

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on 03 Oct 2019

Redmi 8 is all set to launch on October 9.

Xiaomi is teasing a big battery on the Redmi 8.

Redmi 8 may be priced around Rs 8,000.

Redmi 8 confirmed to launch in India on October 9: Large battery, cameras teased
Redmi 8 confirmed to launch in India on October 9: Large battery, cameras teased

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi 8A in India a few days ago. Now, it looks like the company is planning to launch the Redmi 8 in the country on October 9. Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global VP Manu Jain has teased a new smartphone launch for October 9, and it is highly likely that the company will be launching the Redmi 8. Xiaomi is teasing a big battery on the upcoming device as well. 

Earlier, a Redmi device with model number M1908C3IC was certified by TENAA in China. Based on that, the phone is said to feature a 6.26-inch HD+ Dot Notch screen. It may have a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is rumoured to be powered by a 2GHz octa-core processor. 

The Redmi 8 is tipped to come with 2GB or 3GB RAM on the 32GB storage variant and 4GB RAM with the 64GB internal storage model. It is expected to have a microSD card slot for expansion of memory by up to 512GB. It may run MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.

On the optics front, Redmi 8 is said to sport a 12MP camera with Sony IMX 363 sensor and f/1.9 aperture + 5MP dual rear camera setup. An 8MP selfie shooter may reside in the notch on the front. The device may have a fingerprint sensor as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

In terms of connectivity, Redmi 8 is expected to have dual  4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. It is tipped to sport a 4800mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

To recall, Redmi 7 was launched in India for Rs 7,999. Hence, Redmi 8 can also launch around the same price.

Prakhar Khanna

I write about tech stuff and tell (stupid) jokes


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