Redmi Note 8 Pro variant with Snapdragon 730 SoC not in development: Xiaomi

Redmi Note 8

“Xiaomi India marketing head Anuj Sharma in a tweet said the rumours of the Redmi Note 8 Pro Snapdragon 730 variant are unfounded”

Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 were launched in India back in October. The former comes with a MediaTek Helio G90T instead of Snapdragon processor. There were reports last week that suggested that the brand is working on a Snapdragon 730 variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro as a mysterious Xiaomi phone received China’s 3C certification. However, clearing the air, Xiaomi India’s head of marketing Anuj Sharma responded to the rumours in a tweet, clarifying there’s no such Redmi Note 8 Pro model in the works and that speculations of an upcoming Snapdragon 730-powered variant are untrue. This would disappoint Xiaomi fans who were really waiting for a Pro variant with Snapdragon chipset.

Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications

To recall, the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with a waterdrop notch to accommodate the selfie camera. It is powered by a 2GHz MediaTek Helio G90T processor with HyperEngine tech for gaming sessions. The handset packs up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage that is further expandable. The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 custom skin on top, and it houses a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.

As for the camera, the quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel (f/1.7) primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. It has a 20-megapixel shooter on the front for selfies and video chats. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. The regular Redmi Note 8 Pro price in India is Rs 14,999 for the base 6GB + 64GB and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB option. Lastly, the 8GB RAM + 128GB model sets you back by Rs 17,999. The smartphone comes in three colours Shadow Black, Gamma Green and Halo White.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.05 GHz, Dual Core + 2 GHz, Hexa Core)
MediaTek Helio G90T
6 GB RAM
Display
6.53 inches (16.59 cm)
1080x2340 px, 395 PPI
IPS LCD
Camera
64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP Quad Primary Cameras
Dual LED Flash
20 MP Front Camera
Battery
4500 mAh
Fast Charging
USB Type-C port
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Price View All
Rs. 14,999.00
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Rs. 16,550.00
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Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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