Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A certified by Thailand’s NBTC, may launch soon

“Redmi 8 has been listed on NBTC with model number M1908C3IG, whereas Redmi 8A has M1908C3KG”

Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A smartphones have just passed through the website of Thai certification agency NBTC. The two smartphones were listed with model numbers M1908C3IG and M1908C3KG, respectively. NBTC listings are not known for giving away any key specifications but they do include the official marketing name of upcoming products, so we can be pretty sure that the listings are indeed for the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. These certifications also suggest the official unveiling may not be too far off.

Little is known about the Redmi 8 series at the moment, though there have been leaked live images and a TENAA listing to keep our appetite whetted. The leaked live image, which is said to be of the Redmi 8A, shows the entry-level Xiaomi handset is getting dual rear camera setup this year. Below the vertically stacked two rear sensors are the fingerprint sensor and the Redmi branding, while the LED flash is located above the cameras. In fact, the same handset with model number M1908C3IC appeared on China’s TENAA and 3C too last month.

Redmi 8A specifications revealed by the live image include the 6.2-inch HD+ display, Android Pie-based MIUI 9.7.11 software, and 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 439 SoC. It is also listed with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, as well as 512GB microSD card support. Battery capacity of the smartphone is said to be 5,000mAh. The live image shows the smartphone in Red colour, while the TENAA listing has it in Black hue.

However, not as much is known about the Redmi 8 as well as its sibling Redmi 8 Pro. However, the NBTC listing does show that at least the first is on the way and we may not even have to wait too long to see it go official.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 8,999
Release Date: 01-Oct-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 3 GB RAM / 32 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured
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