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Xiaomi’s sub brand Redmi has launched yet another affordable Note 8 series phone in China. The duo called Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro was unveiled at an event in Beijing on Thursday. Redmi Note 8 Pro, the highest spec version carries quad camera including 64 MP main lens, powerful Helio G90T processor and massive 4500 mAH battery. They also launched the Redmi TV and Redmi book in the event. Find the details and price of Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro below.
Xiaomi says they have done wide upgrade to the last years Redmi Note 7 series. Lets see more in details about both the device. Find all of the news regarding Xiaomi.
First lets go with the Redmi Note 8 device first. Redmi Note 8 poses a 6.3 inch full-HD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, with a waterdrop notch. The Gorilla Glass 5 protects the device in both front and back. The phone runs on Snapdragon 665 chip, which is a 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 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 dont expect such specs in such affordable phone but who knows it may come to this range later.
The phone has a 4000 mAH batttery with 18W fast charging through USB type C. Redmi Note 8 ensures you from using your existing headphone through the presence of 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 lets have an overview of the highest end among the duo, the Redmi Note 8 Pro. 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 more wide 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 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 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 same to that of Redmi Note 8. The quad camera setup is also different to that of Redmi Note 8, as it stands in the middle of the phone’s rear.
The Selife shooter in 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 a 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 colours. They also have a World of Warcraft edition of the phone. Although the phone supports NFC in China, it could be different version without NFC in India or Nepal.
First the Redmi Note 8 pro will be available to buy in China from Sept 3, 2019. Similarly, for Redmi Note 8, it will only be available after Sep 17, 2019. Here is the price range of different versions of Redmi Note 8 phone.
|S.N||Redmi Note 8 Version||Price in China||Indian Price|
|1||Redmi Note 8 4GB+64GB||999 RMB||10000|
|2||Redmi Note 8 6GB+64GB||1199 RMB||12000|
|3||Redmi Note 8 6GB+128GB||1399 RMB||14000|
Similarly, the price of Redmi Note 8 pro for different versions are:
|S.N||Redmi Note 8 Pro Version||Price||Indian Price Equivalent|
|1||Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+64GB||1399 RMB||14000|
|2||Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+128GB||15999 RMB||16000|
|3||Redmi Note 8 Pro 8GB+128GB||1799 RMB||18000|
We know the device will surely come to Nepal but we do not expect them to be too late as Redmi Note 7 Pro. 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 known, the Indian price will have a little around 1K margin from that equivalent price above. This had happened with couple of other devices like Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro.