Redmi Note 8 to feature 48MP quad rear cameras and Snapdragon 665 SoC

Redmi 8 Pro will feature gradient colour scheme on the back

“Redmi Note 8 primary sensor is accompanied by a super wide-angle camera, depth of field camera, and a super macro camera”

Redmi Note 8 series is scheduled to launch in China on August 29th and this point, we know a good deal about the upcoming mid-rangers. Clueing us in on more details, the official Redmi Weibo account has revealed more information about the standard Redmi Note 8 smartphone. The most prominent upgrade over the Redmi Note 7 is the quad-camera setup, and it is now confirmed the primary camera on the successor is a 48MP sensor coupled with a super wide-angle camera, a depth of field camera, and a super macro camera. Unlike the Pro model’s design, the quad cameras on the Redmi Note 8 are arranged towards the top left.

Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8 uses four-in-one pixel binning to produce a 12-megapixel image with 1.6μm pixel for night mode shots

The teaser poster also confirms the handset will be available in white-blue gradient colour option. Apart from revealing the Redmi Note 8 will have a 48MP snapper, the company’s head Lu Weibing also shared samples of the smartphone’s low-light performance. The executive also claims the daytime performance of this camera is impressive as well. It uses four-in-one pixel binning to produce a 12-megapixel image with 1.6μm pixel for night mode shots. While it was initially expected that the MediaTek’s Helio G90T would power both the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro, the former is now confirmed to ship with the Snapdragon 665 SoC, seen on the recently launched Mi A3 and Realme 5.

Redmi Note 8

In a Weibo post, Lu Weibing says that the Snapdragon 665’s smaller node size will increase power efficiency and it also supports Vulkan 1.1 API which brings a 20 percent reduction in power consumption compared to Open GL ES. The chipset also packs Hexagon 686 DSP, and the Hexagon Vector Extension (HVX) offers improved and advanced imaging and computing power.

The display size, RAM, and storage variants of the Redmi Note 8 are yet to be revealed officially. However, looking at the teaser images, we can be certain that this is the same handset that was certified by the FCC a week ago. The FCC listing had revealed the smartphone will come in 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants, at least in the US. However, considering the Redmi Note 7 features the same configurations, we can be confident that these variant will be heading to China and India as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Specifications
Octa core (2 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 665
6.39 inches (16.23 cm)
1080x2340 px, 403 PPI
48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP Quad Primary Cameras
Dual LED Flash
13 MP Front Camera
4000 mAh
Fast Charging
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 10,190
Release Date: 27-Sep-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 4 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Video
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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