Redmi Note 8 rumour roundup: Everything we know about the phone so far

By Shubham Sharma | Updated Aug 27 2019
Redmi Note 8 rumour roundup: Everything we know about the phone so far

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 series of phones will be launched on August 29, in China.

The lineup will feature the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and the standard Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.

Here's a roundup of what we know so far about the handsets.

Back in February this year, Redmi launched its Note 7 series of smartphones in India. The series consisted of the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro and now, the company is gearing up to launch the Redmi Note 8 series of handsets. The Redmi Note 8 lineup is expected to consist of a standard Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro handsets. However, ahead of the official announcement, which is supposed to take place on August 29, the company has been steadily revealing some key specifications of two smartphones, along with their design. Here’s a roundup of what we know so far about the handsets. 

Design 

Redmi has been changing things up with its new smartphones, in terms of design. For example, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature a gradient finish. The company might not be going too far for the Redmi Note 8 but as per the images showcased by the company, the rear panel on the upcoming phones could be announced solid colour options, without any gradienṭ or pattern. A leaked render of the phone also reiterates the company’s apparent design choice. 

The Redmi Note 8 series of handsets will also come equipped with quad cameras on the back. On the Redmi Note 8, the four sensors are stacked vertically on the upper left corner, on the rear. On the Redmi Note 8 Pro, three sensors are centrally placed and vertically stacked, while the fourth sensor sits on the side with an LED flash. 

Processor 

The Redmi Note 8 is confirmed to launch running on ṭhe Snapdragon 665 SoC, while the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be running on Mediatek’s Helio G90T SoC. This means that the Redmi Note 8 will be using the same processor as the Xiaomi Mi A3. The octa-core Snapdragon 665 can be clocked to touch speeds of up to 2GHz and it features Qualcomm Kryo 260 CPU with a 64-bit architecture. The processor supports up to 48MP single camera and comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

The Mediatek Helio G90T processor on the Redmi Note 8 Pro suggests that the handset could be marketed as a gaming phone. The octa-core 64-bit CPU features Arm Cortex-A55 and  Arm Cortex-A76 cores and features Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU. The CPU has a max frequency of 2.05GHz. For optics, the SoC supports 24MP+16MP,  48MP,  and 64MP sensor configurations. 

Cameras

We already know that the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro will come equipped with a quad-rear camera setup. Additionally, the smartphone manufacturer has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 Pro will sport a 64MP camera sensor, which is speculated to be the new Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 8 will feature a 48MP main camera, which is speculated to be the Sony IMX586 sensor. In addition, it will come with a wide-angle lens camera, a macro lens camera, and a depth-of-field sensor. 

Expected price

Redmi just confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 will be priced in the same range as the Redmi Note 7 that was launched in China. The Redmi Note 8 is said to be priced under 1000 Yuan (Rs 10,000.approx).

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