Xiaomi recently launched its generation 8 of smartphones including the likes of the Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi 8, and the Redmi 8A in India. The devices have so far been online-exclusive and you buy the Redmi 8/8A from Flipkart and the Redmi Note 8/Note 8 Pro from Amazon. That, however, does not appear to be the case for too long now as several offline stores have already started listing all the four devices for sale in India.
Redmi Note 8 series, Redmi 8 series go offline in India
As mentioned, there are several offline stores that have already started all these devices in the country. This is surely good news for those who are tired of waiting as they were not lucky enough to be able to grab one of these devices in the ever-annoying and super-fast flash sales. While the Redmi Note 8 4GB/64GB variant is available at INR 10,299, the Redmi Note 8 Pro would fetch you INR 15,499 for the 6GB/64GB variant and INR 16,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
We are not sure as to which all states the offline sales have begun, so you might want to check out the offline stores in your locality for the same.
In case you are not familiar with the specifications of the devices, here are some of the prime highlights of the device –
Starting off with the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the device features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch at the top. Under the hood, the Note 8 Pro comes powered with an octa-core Mediatek Helio G90T chipset which is built on a 12nm architecture. The processor is backed up by 6G/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. Furthermore, the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 8 features a dedicated microSD card slot as well.
As far as the cameras of the device are concerned, the Redmi Note 8 Pro features a quad rear camera setup with the 64MP primary sensor being the prime highlight of the device. On top of that, we get 8MP + 2MP + 2MP cameras at the back. At the front, there is a 20MP selfie snapper.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a big 4500mAh battery which supports up to 18W of fast charging.
To know more about the Redmi Note 8 Pro (as well as an all-new color variant it has recently got launched in), you can head to our existing coverage of the same.
Moving on to the Redmi Note 8, we get a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a waterdrop notch at the top. Just like the Pro variant, we get a quad rear camera setup with the standard Redmi Note 8 as well, the only exception being the fact that the 64MP primary sensor is replaced by a smaller 48MP sensor in the Redmi Note 8. The rest three sensors are the same. Furthermore, the selfie shooter here is a 13MP unit.
The Redmi Note 8 comes powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM. The device is fueled with a 4000mAh battery pack supporting 18W Quick Charge.
To know the full specifications of the Redmi Note 8, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.
Speaking of the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A, both the devices are budget-friendly smartphones, but the specifications that they offer are significantly impressive.
Under the hood, the Redmi 8 comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Redmi 8 comes with a 5,000mAh battery which has 18W of fast charging. At this price point, this is pretty amazing a feat to achieve.
Moving on to the Redmi 8A, the device has more or less the same specifications as the Redmi 8 (with some features being toned-down). At the back, we get just a single 12MP unit while the front camera is still an 8MP snapper. While the Redmi 8 features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Redmi 8A ditches the same.
Both the Redmi 8 and the Redmi 8A come with a 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, and a uniquely designed rear panel.
What are your thoughts on the latest news? Would you be willing to buy any of these devices offline? Do let us know in the comments section below.