Two weeks after introducing the Redmi 8A, Xiaomi has taken the wraps of the Redmi 8. It comes with similar specs with more RAM and storage options, a glass body design with new color options and a second camera at the back.
The Redmi 8 pricing starts at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant while the 4GB/64GB variant costs Rs 8,999. It will be available in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, and Ruby Red color options.
The Redmi 8 is the successor to the Redmi 7 launched earlier this year. It features a 6.22 inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a dot drop notch and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset as the Redmi 8A. There is 3GB, 4GB RAM and 32GB, 64GB internal storage.
In the optics department, the device sports a dual-camera setup at the back placed in a vertically aligned strip in the middle. It consists of a 12MP Sony IMX 363 primary sensor with f/1.4 aperture, 1.4µ pixel size, dual PD along with a 2MP depth sensor. The cameras offer AI scene detection that has 33 profiles ranging from scenery, plants, pets, and 6 India specific modes. The fingerprint sensor is placed below the camera sensor while the LED flash resides over the strip. On the front, it offers an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture placed on the notch.
The phone runs MIUI 9 on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery with support up to 18W fast charging. Unfortunately, it gives only a 10W adapter in the box. Other features include FM Radio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, IR blaster and P2i splash protection.
The sales will begin at midnight on October 12 at 12AM on Mi.com and e-commerce website Flipkart. The Redmi 8 is also available in Ukraine at a price tag of UAH 4,499 for the 4GB/64GB variant. As a special offer for selling 100 million smartphones over the past 5 years, the company will be offering the first 5 million units of the Redmi 8 4GB + 64GB variant at Rs 7,999.
Redmi 8 specifications
- 6.22 inch HD+ IPS LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset
- 3GB, 4GB RAM
- 32GB, 64GB internal storage
- 12MP + 2MP rear
- 8MP front
- MIUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie
- 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging (10W provided)