It’s been less than a week since Xiaomi announced the launch of the new Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro here in India. At the launch event in Delhi, Xiaomi promised that both the handsets would go on sale starting Monday, 21 October. Well, that day is today, and both these budget handsets would be available on sale starting noon on Amazon.in and the Mi Store. Let us take a closer look at the launch offers and other details about today’s sale, shall we?
Redmi Note 8, Note 8 Pro Price in India, Discount and offer details
The Redmi Note 8, which is the more affordable of the two Redmi 8 Series models, comes in two RAM/Storage versions starting with a base 4GB+64GB version priced at INR 9,999 and a higher-priced 6GB+128GB version that costs INR 12,999. The color options available for the Redmi Note 8 include Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Moonlight White.
As for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, this more expensive and feature-packed of the two and comes in three versions; a base 6GB+64GB version that costs 14,999, a 6GB+128GB option priced at INR 15,999, and a top-end 8GB version with 128GB storage priced at INR 17,999. The Note 8 Pro comes in Halo White, Gamma Green, and Shadow Black color options.
As an introductory offer, both the phones would get an additional 10% off. Buyers can also avail EMI offers from Axis Bank and Citibank. Redmi Note 8 series users with an Airtel connection can also get up to 1120GB of additional 4G data and unlimited calling benefits. This is apart from other Airtel thanks benefits they could avail after purchasing the phone.
Redmi Note 8, Specifications, features
Successors to the popular Redmi Note 7 series, the Note 8 Series from Xiaomi is the latest entry into the budget segment in India. The Redmi Note 8, as mentioned earlier, sits at the affordable end of the spectrum while also packing a serious punch in terms of performance. The phone features the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC that is based on an 11nm manufacturing process and integrates the Adreno 610 GPU for graphics. The phone offers up to 128GB of storage but also gives users the option to add a microSD card t augment the storage further.
The camera setup on the Redmi Note 8 consists of a quad-camera setup at the rear and a single 13-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The primary rear-facing camera gets a 48MP sensor and is mated to an f/1.79 lens. The secondary camera is an 8MP sensor mated to an f/2.2 lens. The phone also gets a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture for macro photos. Lastly, there is a 2MP depth sensor as well, with an f/2.4 aperture. The phone supports video recording in 4K resolution at 30fps in the highest setting with the option to also capture FHD videos at 60fps.
The display on the Redmi Note 8 measures 6.3-inches, and it uses an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. It gets a large 4,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging in the box. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, 4G VoLTE, GPS, A-GPS, and GLONASS. The phone retains a 3.5mm jack for audio while also keeping a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications, Features
The Redmi Note 8 Pro being the ‘Pro’ version is the higher prices and more feature-packed of the two Redmi Note 8 series devices launched in India. The Note 8 Pro retains the quad-camera setup that we saw on the Note 8 – albeit with one significant difference. Instead of the 48MP sensor, the Note 8 Pro gets a higher resolution 64MP sensor for its primary camera. The aperture value remains the same at f/1.79. The other three cameras at the rear (8MP UW + 2MP Macro + 2MP DS) remains the same. At the front, the phone gets a better 20MP camera instead of a 13MP sensor.
The Note 8 Pro comes powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T gaming-centric SoC. This chipset houses an octa-core processor with two ARM Cortex- A76 large cores and six ARM Cortex- A55 small cores and uses the ARM Mali G76 MC4 GPU for graphics. The phone is offered with upto128GB of storage and gets a microSD card slot as well.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro, thanks to its 6.53-inch display is larger in size than the Note 8 and gets an IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. The larger size of the phone also means that it can accommodate a larger 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. And this time around. Xiaomi has included the 18W fast charger in the box.
Anyway, as things stand now, both these Redmi smartphones offer the best value for money in their respective price segments. Are you planning to buy either of these devices?