Well, it looks like the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro have made their way to India today. The company had already launched the devices in China in August and now, the phones have finally made their way to India. Xiaomi has also announced MIUI 11 and Mi Air Purifier 2C with the Redmi Note 8 Pro today.
The Redmi Note 8 is fitted with a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen with a dot drop notch. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. The phone also comes with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.
In the camera department, the Redmi Note 8 sports a quad rear camera setup: a primary 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor with f/1.79 lens + an 8MP Ultra-Wide lens that covers120-degree + a 2MP depth sensor + a 2MP Macro lens. The 13MP front shooter is housed in the notch.
Redmi Note 8 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also comes with USB Type-C and a headphone jack.
Redmi Note 8 is priced at Rs 9,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB model and Rs 12,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant.
Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display and comes with a waterdrop notch. It boasts a 91.94 percent screen to body ratio. The device also sports a curved Gorilla Glass 5 panel on the back. It comes with dual SIM card slots as well as a dedicated microSD card slot. Further, the phone comes with built-in support for Amazon Alexa.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset. It has been launched in three variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and storage 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. Further, it has liquid cooling support for improving the gaming experience.
On the optics front, Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a quad rear camera setup: a Samsung-developed 64MP sensor + an 8MP ultra-wide lens + a 2MP depth sensor + a 2MP macro lens. On the front lies a 20MP camera. The company says Redmi Note 8 Pro is capable of recording videos at 960 frames per second.
The smartphone packs a 4500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Redmi Note 8 Pro runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.
Redmi Note 8 Pro also features NFC, splash-proof coating, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. It costs Rs 15,999 for the higher, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model and Rs 17,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. It will be made available in three colour options, namely, Gamma Green, Halo White and Shadow Black.
Xiaomi has also announced MIUI 11. It will be rolled out to seven devices including the Poco F1, Redmi K20 and Redmi Note 7 series by the end of October. On the other hand, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5 series and more devices will get it in the first two weeks of November. Interestingly, Redmi Note 8 Pro will get MIUI 11 in the third week of December.
In addition to the smartphones, Xiaomi also announced Mi Air Purifier 2C, which will cost buyers Rs 6,499.