06 November 2019
Xiaomi's Redmi Note series has been one of the best-selling smartphone series in India and now, it has added two new members to the family. These are Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro which bring quad rear cameras as one of the highlighting features. Both phones come with a different set of specifications and features but with a bang on pricing.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the premium variant of the current-generation Redmi Note series. The main highlight of the phone is its 64-megapixel quad-camera setup which makes it the second such phone in India after the Realme XT. Redmi has made use of the Samsung GW1 sensor that offers f/1.8 aperture and 0.8μm pixel size. The other three cameras on the smartphone include an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor (120-degree FoV), a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor.
It sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) HDR display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and a small notch. It is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor and Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU which Redmi claims to be the best in this price range for mobile gamers. This is the reason it has been packed with LiquidCool technology to keep the temperature in control during long and intense gaming sessions. It has been released in three configurations: 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. There is microSD card support available with all three models.
For those who love to take selfies, the smartphone has a 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. There is a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging to keep the lights on. One interesting feature of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is that it comes loaded with Amazon Alexa digital assistant. It is the first smartphone in India to come with in-built Alexa support. In other features, it has a fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, and IP52 certified splash resistance. On the software front, it will run MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie but will receive an update to MIUI 11.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Pricing:
- 6GB/64GB for Rs. 14,999
- 6GB/128GB for Rs. 15,999
- 8GB/128GB for Rs. 17,999
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has been launched as an Amazon India exclusive with sales starting October 21st. It will also be sold via Xiaomi's own online store from the same date.
The Redmi Note 8 is a budget mid-range smartphone but also has quad rear cameras. It has a 48-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle (120-degree FoV) sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. On the front, it offers a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
It comes with a 6.39-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) notched display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage space. As it is the case with Redmi phones, there is microSD card support available on all the variants.
The whole package is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It will be running MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box and will receive the MIUI 11 update in the coming months. It has a fingerprint scanner on the back panel and also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi Note 8 Pricing:
- 4GB/64GB for Rs. 9,999
- 6GB/128GB for Rs. 12,999
The Redmi Note 8 will go on sale starting October 21st via Amazon India and Mi.com online store.