10 December 2019
A new Redmi smartphone with model number M1912G7GBE/C received its mandatory 3C certification in China last week. It was reported to be a new Redmi Note 8 Pro variant featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. But as it turns out, Xiaomi has quickly denied all such reports and confirmed that no such device exists.
Lu Weibing, General Manager of Redmi, was the first executive to debunk the reports. He shared a negative response on the Chinese social media platform Weibo when one fan asked him about the device. The same thing was corroborated by Anuj Sharma, Head of Marketing for Xiaomi India. He quoted one of the reports in his tweet and added "Nope!" to the same.
Nope! https://t.co/p7K3rcmyEb— Anuj Sharma (@s_anuj) November 16, 2019
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the newest Redmi Note series smartphone. It comes with MediaTek Helio G90T gaming-focused mid-range processor. Since we have seen Redmi Note series phones come with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, there are likely to be fans hoping for a similar variant. However, it is unlikely to happen as per current official statements from top executives.
To give you a quick overview, the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It has been released in three configuration variants with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. It is one of the few phones in the world to feature a 64-megapixel quad camera setup. The other three camera sensors are an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor (120-degree FoV), a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor.
It has a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed within the notch. The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box and also has Amazon Alexa digital assistant integration.