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Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi had launched another affordable Note 8 series phone in China, back in August. The duo Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro phones then got released in India. Now the phones are launching here in Nepal on November 20, 2019. Redmi Note 8 Pro, the highest spec version carries a quad-camera including 64 MP main lens, powerful Helio G90T processor and massive 4500 mAh battery. Find the details and price of Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro below.
Xiaomi says they have done a wide upgrade to the last year’s Redmi Note 7 series. Let’s see more in detail about both the device. Find all of the news regarding Xiaomi.
First, let’s go with the Redmi Note 8 device first. Redmi Note 8 poses a 6.3-inch full-HD+ screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, with a waterdrop notch. The Gorilla Glass 5 protects the device in both the front and back. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 665 chip, which is an 11 nm fabricated SoC. Redmi Note 8 phone has RAM of 4GB and 6 GB whereas the storage ranges from 64 GB to 128 GB.
The phone has a quad rear camera setup with 48 MP Main lens, 8 MP Ultrawide lens, 2MP macro camera, and 2 MP depth sensor. The trend has been starting to set for the macro camera as there are a bunch of other devices with this setup. Regarding the selfie camera, the phone boasts 13 MP within the notch.
As there is no under-display fingerprint scanner, the phone mounts a physical scanner at the back. Normally you don’t expect such specs on such an affordable phone but who knows it may come to this range later.
The phone has a 4000 mAH battery with 18W fast charging through USB type C. Redmi Note 8 ensures you from using your existing headphone through the presence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
As known, there are three different colors of the Redmi Note 8 phone: Dream Blue, Meteorite Black, and White.
Now let’s have an overview of the highest-end among the duo. Redmi Note 8 Pro is a gaming-focused device, as it is powered by powerful MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. The phone has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ screen, with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 91.4 % screen to body ratio. This means they have put the screen wider in the body with slimmer bezels. The RAM/storage variant of the Redmi Note 8 pro are: 6GB/64 GB, 6 GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB.
Great gaming power also requires some cooling mechanisms for which the phone has a liquid cooling chamber to cool down the device.
The phone also has a quad-camera setup but with a 64 MP main camera sensor (Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor). This should be the first device to launch with a 64MP quad-camera, which is brought in collaboration with Samsung. As the camera aperture is f/1.7, we can expect better camera performance in low lighting. All other cameras are the same as that of Redmi Note 8. The quad-camera setup is also different from that of Redmi Note 8, as it stands in the middle of the phone’s rear.
The Selfie shooter on the phone is of 20 MP with AI capabilities. The phone also bumps in the battery size which is 4500 mAh which also has the 18 Watt fast charging capability. The phone has an IP rating of IP52 for limited water and dust resistance.
Regarding the colors, Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in Pearl White, Ice Emerald, and Electric Light Grey colors. They also have a World of Warcraft edition of the phone. Although the phone supports NFC in China, it could be a different version without NFC in India or Nepal.
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First, the Redmi Note 8 & 8 pro phones were made available to buy in China and then to India. Here is the price range of different versions of the Redmi Note 8 phone, in China and India. Then we have also included the expected price of Redmi Note 8 phones in Nepal.
|S.N||Redmi Note 8 Version||Price in China||Indian Price||Price in Nepal|
|1||Redmi Note 8 4GB+64GB||999 RMB||10000||18000|
|2||Redmi Note 8 6GB+64GB||1199 RMB||12000||21000|
|3||Redmi Note 8 6GB+128GB||1399 RMB||14000||24000|
Among those versions, we do not know yet which color or RAM/storage variant will come to Nepal. Stay tuned for the price and the variant info.
Similarly, the price of Redmi Note 8 pro for different versions are:
|S.N||Redmi Note 8 Pro Version||Price||Indian Price Equivalent||Price in Nepal|
|1||Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+64GB||1399 RMB||14000||24000|
|2||Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+128GB||15999 RMB||16000||27000|
|3||Redmi Note 8 Pro 8GB+128GB||1799 RMB||18000||30000|
Now we know now that the devices will launch in Nepal on November 20, Wednesday. Regarding the price in Nepal, as Xiaomi brings those devices here from India, we are expecting the same equivalent price as that of India. As rumored, the Nepali price will have a little around 2K margin from that equivalent Indian/China price above. This had happened with a couple of other devices like Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro.
If you are looking for an affordable phone from Xiaomi, We recommend having a look at Redmi 8 and 8 A phones. Realme is also expected to launch Realme XT here in Nepal anytime soon. XT is one of the strong competitors of Redmi Note 8 Pro so the choice is yours.
Tell us what do you think of Redmi Note 8 duo phones and the estimated price for Nepal, in the comment below.