Xiaomi just took the wraps off the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro in China, once again bringing killer devices to the budget segment. Successors to the extremely popular Redmi Note 7 series, the phones will come to India after 8 weeks, which is in the end of October.
Considering that Diwali is on October 27, we expect the Redmi Note 8 series to come to India just before that.
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Xiaomi has also managed to ship over 20 million units of the Redmi Note 7 series globally which is a feat in itself. We found the Redmi Note 7 Pro to be Xiaomi's most refreshing upgrade to the lineup in a long time, as we noted in our review. The Note 7 series set a benchmark in the smartphone markets around the world and it's up to Xiaomi now to one up themselves.
The mobile phone turf has seen a lot of developments in the past quarter or so with consumers eyeing features like pop-up camera, in-display fingerprint sensor and multiple cameras under various budget segments.
Having said that, Redmi Note series is a pretty important lineup for the Chinese electronics maker which is why it is doubling down on making the phones feature rich.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 series
- When is it out? August 29, 2019
- What will it cost? sub-Rs 10,000 for Redmi Note 8 (expected)
Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 8 alongside the Redmi Note 8 Pro in China on August 29.
Xiaomi had recently revealed that it was developing a phone with Samsung's Bright GW1 64MP camera sensor and that it would be launched soon. Now it's confirmed that the phone in question is none other than the Redmi Note 8 Pro which will have a 64MP quad camera setup on the rear. Xiaomi has also teased that the 64MP camera will offer upto 25x zoom.
The Redmi Note 8 will also sport a quad camera setup, but with a 48MP primary camera.
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Redmi Note 8 price
The Redmi Note 8 is priced at 999 yuan(approximately Rs 10,000) in China for the 4GB + 64GB variant, 1,199 yuan for the 6GB + 64GB variant and 1,399 yuan for the 6GB + 128GB variant.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at 1,399 yuan for the 6GB + 64GB variant, 1,599 yuan for the 6GB +128GB variant and 1,799 yuan for the 8GB + 128GB variant.
The Indian pricing is expected to be on the same lines
Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, along with 6 or 8GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 8 will implement the Snapdragon 665 with 4 or 6GB of RAM.
As for cameras, both the phones have a quad camera setup consisting of a primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a depth sensor. The Note 8 Pro has a 64MP primary sensor, making it the world's first smartphone to do so, while the Note 8 has a 48MP sensor.