As scheduled, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 8 smartphone in India today. The Redmi 8 comes as an advanced variant to the Redmi 8A that was launched in India a few days ago. The only difference between both smartphones is that the Redmi 8 has two rear cameras, whereas, the Redmi 8A has only one rear camera. The rest of the specifications of both smartphones remain the same. Anyway, here is the price of the Redmi 8, and also its specifications.
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Redmi 8 Price in India, Launch Offers, Availability
Xiaomi offers the Redmi 8 in India in two memory configurations. The first variant has 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and it costs INR 7,999. The second variant has 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and it costs INR 8,999.
However, to celebrate 100 million Xiaomi smartphone sales in India, the brand will offer the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Redmi 8 at the price of 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, which is INR 7,999. The offer is valid for the first 5 million orders of the smartphone.
The Redmi 8 will go on sale in India starting 12:00 PM on the 12th of October, 2019, from Xiaomi’s official online store, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. The brand hasn’t yet announced if the device will be available from the local Mi Partners.
Redmi 8 Specifications
The most interesting feature of the Redmi 8 is its massive, 5000mAh battery. The device even supports 18W fast charging. And what’s even better is that there is a USB Type-C port, unlike most entry-level smartphones that have a microUSB port.
The second exciting feature of the Redmi 8A is that its display comes with Corning Gorilla 5 protection. So, you can rest assured that the display can take some beating. Speaking of which, the display is a 6.22-inch unit with HD+ resolution, and it has a V-shaped notch at the top.
The smartphone comes with two rear cameras – a 12MP primary camera with dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, and a 2MP depth-sensor to aid in images with bokeh effect. The primary camera can record Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. The front-facing camera is an 8MP unit.
The Redmi 8 features the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, which is in the more affordable Redmi 8A. The chipset is made on 12nm+ fabrication process, and it has eight Cortex-A53 CPU cores and Adreno 505 GPU. On the software side of things, there is Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10.
In spite of being so affordable, the Redmi 8 features P2i splash-resistance coating, which ensures that your device stays intact against minor liquid spills on your smartphone. Other features of Redmi 8 include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, and a uniquely designed rear panel.