“The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the latest Note series smartphone from Xiaomi that packs 64MP quad cameras, MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, and more”
The Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone has been launched at the Xiaomi’s event in India today. The handset was originally launched in China a couple of months ago as a successor to the Redmi Note 7 Pro from earlier this year. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is among the first smartphones to pack Samsung’s 64-megapixel ISOCELL GW1 camera sensor. The handset is also the first in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series lineup to feature as many as four cameras at the back. At the Redmi Note 8 Pro core lies MediaTek’s latest mid-range chipset Helio G90T paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB native storage. The Redmi Note 8 Pro also boasts dot notch display, a beefy battery with fast charging, 10x zooming capabilities, and liquid cooling tech. Separately, Xiaomi has also launched the Redmi Note 8 smartphone in India as well. The handset sports 48-megapixel sensor and Snapdragon 665 SoC.
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Redmi Note 8 Pro price in India, sale date
Redmi Note 8 Pro prices in India are Rs 14,999 for the 6GB + 64GB, Rs 15,999 for the 6GB + 128GB, and Rs 17,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variants. As for the Redmi Note 8 price, it starts at Rs 9,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB variant. The price goes up to Rs 12,999 for the 6GB + 128GB option. The handsets will go on sale starting October 21st via Amazon.in, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores at 12pm. They will be available via partner offline stores soon. Airtel prepaid users will get 2x data on the Rs 249 and Rs 349 recharge packs over a 10-month period.
Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications
As for the specifications, Redmi Note 8 Pro arrives with the same form factor as its predecessor, thanks to the 6.53-inch screen with full-HD+ resolution, dot notch, 91.4 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s still an LCD panel instead of AMOLED, which could be a deal-breaker for the handset. The phone rocks MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is a gaming-centric SoC, with up to 2.0GHz clock speed and HyperEngine tech to further improve the performance by up to 34 percent, the company claims. To keep the heat in check, the smartphone will feature a heat pipe that is said to reduce the temperature by 4-6 degrees, a first for the Redmi Note series. There’s also a copper plate that is claimed to help defuse the heat.
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The phonemaker ships the Redmi Note 8 Pro with these configurations: 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 128GB. The storage is further expandable using a micro SD card, which will have a dedicated slot of its own. For security, there is a fingerprint sensor placed at the back of the smartphone, right below the camera module. Alexa and Google Assistant support on the phone, paired with infrared blaster, will allow users to control their TVs, ACs etc with voice commands. Dual Wake Word support allows the user to ask questions to both Alexa and Google Assistant and they will answer at the same time.
Talking about the cameras, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has four at the back and one selfie shooter on the front. The rear cameras sport a combination of 64-megapixel sensor (f/1.7) + 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide lens + 2-megapixel macro lens + 2-megapixel depth sensor. As stated above, the 64MP primary sensor is Samsung’s ISOCELL GW1 snapper that has f/1.7 aperture and 0.8-micrometer pixel size that is said to capture better images than last year’s 48-megapixel sensor. There is also 25x zoom capability and 4K video recording at 960fps with the package. For selfies, the phone sport a 20-megapixel shooter on the front.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes pre-loaded with Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box and houses a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging tech; an 18W adapter is bundled with the handset. In terms of connectivity, you get dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and more. The handset also features a Wi-Fi X Antenna for more stable Wi-Fi connectivity. The smartphone comes in Gamma Green, Halo White, and Shadow Black colour options.
Redmi Note 8 specifications
The Redmi Note 8 is slightly more compact than the Pro model thanks to its 6.39-inch full-HD+ screen. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 665 mobile platform and houses a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Like the Pro model, the Redmi Note 8 also ships with quad-rear camera setup; however, instead of the 64-megapixel sensor, you get 48-megapixel primary sapper paired with 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors. For selfies, the phone relies on 13-megapixel, accommodated on the Dot notch atop the screen. It will come in Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, and Cosmic Purple hues.
These are all the difference between the Redmi Note 8 and its Pro sibling.