Redmi 8 to Launch in India as Flipkart Exclusive on October 9, Key Features Revealed


Days after Xiaomi launched its entry-level Android smartphone – the Redmi 8A in India, the company is readying the launch of another budget handset – the Redmi 8 in the country. This phone is positioned just above the Redmi 8A and is expected to be priced below the INR 10K mark at launch. Xiaomi has already published a landing page for the Redmi 8 on Flipkart, where they have hinted at some of the specifications of this handset. The teaser page makes it evident that the Redmi 8A is primarily targeted at people on the lookout for an affordable smartphone with excellent battery life, and a great camera.

Redmi 8: What we know so far

From the teaser images that have already been uploaded on Flipkart, we can say for sure that the Redmi 8 will feature a dual-camera setup. In fact, the teaser also adds that the phone will feature a flagship-grade sensor from Sony. The Redmi 8 is also touted as a ‘battery champion’ and is rumored to feature a 5,000 mAh battery. While we do not know the display size as of now, an image shows that the phone will have a display large enough to use multi-window apps. The phone also features a notch at the top where the front-facing camera is located. Like the Redmi 8A, this phone also features the USB Type-C port for wired connectivity.

Additionally, the handset is also said to come with what Xiaomi refers to as ultimate screen protection. Another interesting feature is that it will be splash resistance. While not confirmed yet, the handset is also likely to feature support for 18W fast charging. The Redmi 8 will be made available via Flipkart any day after October 9 when it will be officially launched. As of now, we do now know if the phone will be made available in multiple storage options, although there is a good chance that it will be. We will be closely monitoring all the details pertaining to the Redmi 8 and will also post a detailed overview of the handset once we get hold of our review unit.