“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.
|Octa core (2.05 GHz, Dual Core + 2 GHz, Hexa Core)|
|MediaTek Helio G90T|
|6 GB RAM|
|6.53 inches (16.59 cm)|
|1080x2340 px, 395 PPI|
|64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP Quad Primary Cameras|
|Dual LED Flash|
|20 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|