“Redmi General Manager confirmed the two Redmi Note 8 features via a Weibo post”
The Redmi Note 8 series will support 18W fast-charging and feature Liquid Cooling technology, the company has announced a week ahead of its launch. In a post on Weibo, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing said the Redmi Note 8 series models will not be limited to 10W charging speed and instead will be upgraded to 18W. Considering both the Note 7 models from earlier this year feature 18W fast-charging, it can be safely assumed both the Redmi Note 8 and the Pro version will get it too. As mentioned above, the Weibo post also mentions Liquid Cooling tech for heat management.
The Redmi Note 8 18W fast-charging isn’t too much of a surprise since a 3C listing last week showed the same. We also know the smartphone will have a quad camera setup on the back, with a 64-megapixel primary sensor leading the charge. Leaked images and teasers in the past have shown the two upcoming smartphones will have three of the sensors in vertical alignment, with a fourth 3D ToF sensor positioned to their right. There will also be a LED flash and fingerprint sensor on the back panel. Big batteries and high screen-to-body ratio can be expected from the next-generation smartphones as well, among other upgrades
It was announced earlier today that the Redmi Note 8 series will be launched officially in China on August 29th. At the same event, the brand will also unveil its first TV, whose design has already been revealed through official renders.
The highlight of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be the 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, which has f/1.7 aperture and 0.8-micron pixel size. This sensor’s pixel size is 38 percent larger than that of the 48-megapixel sensors available in the market today. The sensor will use pixel-binning technology to stitch together a 64-megapixel photo from four 16-megapixel images.