Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Specs, price, availability, and more

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on Aug 29 2019
Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Specs, price, availability, and more

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HIGHLIGHTS

Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro have been launched in China today.

Redmi Note 8 price starts at 999 Yuan (approx. Rs 10,000).

Redmi Note 8 Pro price starts at 1399 Yuan (approx. Rs 14,000)

Redmi has launched the Redmi Note 8 series of smartphones today. The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro were launched at a press event today, August 29 in Xiaomi’s Beijing headquarters. The two smartphones sport a quad rear camera setup, and come at the expected price. Here’s what you need to know about the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro:

Redmi Note 8 specifications

The Redmi Note 8 features a  6.3-inch FHD+ screen that has a dot drop notch at the top under the protection of Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. 

On the optics front, 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, and 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 Pro specifications

The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen that is said to offer 91.94 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also has a dot drop notch under the protection of Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T processor, paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie as well.

In the optics department, the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a quad rear camera setup: a  primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 lens, an 8MP Ultra Wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP Macro lens. On the front lies a 20MP selfie shooter. Xiaomi has confirmed that the Sky replacement feature from Redmi K20 series will come to the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Moreover, the phone can record videos at 960fps.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 3.5mm headphone jack, IP52, and NFC support.

Redmi has also launched a World of Warcraft edition of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro price 

The Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at 1399 Yuan (approx. Rs 14,000) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and goes up to 1799 Yuan (approx. Rs 18,000) with the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs 1599 Yuan (approx. Rs 16,000).

On the other hand, Redmi Note 8 has been priced at 999 Yuan (approx. Rs 10,000) for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. The other two variants, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage cost 1199 Yuan (approx. Rs 12,000) and  1399 yuan (approx. Rs 14,000) respectively.

The Redmi Note 8 series has launched in China today, and there are no details about the India launch as of now. However, the two devices can make their way to India very soon. Xiaomi is expected to announce the India launch date soon.

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