Hot on the heels of the launch of the Redmi 8 in India, Xiaomi announced the date for when it will bring the Redmi Note 8 Pro to the country. This “64MP quad camera beast” made its debut in China in August, and has now been scheduled to make its way to the Indian market on October 16. Since Xiaomi tends to release non-Pro variants of its Note series alongside the Pro models, we expect the Redmi Note 8 to also debut next week.
The announcement for the Redmi Note 8 Pro’s India launch was made during the Redmi 8’s launch live stream. This was followed by a tweet by the brand where quite a few of the phone’s features were teased. After the launch of the Note 8 Pro in China, Manu Kumar Jain had said that it would take two months for the company to bring the phone to India. As such, it was expected that the handset would arrive here well after Diwali. With the new announcement, however, the brand is releasing the phone well ahead of schedule, giving it enough time to release the phone during the festive season.
Since the Note 8 Pro is already up for sale in China, we have a good idea for what to expect from the phone in terms of its specifications and price.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications, Features
The Note 8 Pro is the first Xiaomi phone to feature a 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor on its back. The phone has a total of four rear sensors, with the other three being comprised of an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front of the handset comes equipped with a 20MP selfie shooter.
With the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the phone maker has moved over to a MediaTek Helio G90T chipset that is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128Gb of internal storage. For its display, the phone makes use of a 6.53-inch IPS LCD that bears a Full HD+ resolution and a 19,5:9 aspect ratio. Here you have a waterdrop notch up top, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and support for HDR content. Powering the phone is a 4500mAh battery that charges over a USB Type-C port.
Redmi Note 8, Note 8 Pro Expected Price in India
Xiaomi recently announced that it sold am astronomical 5.3 million handsets in just 7 days during its Diwali with Mi campaign. The launch of the new Redmi Note handsets should just help increase this number further. As far as their pricing is concerned, the Redmi Note 8 Pro should cost about the same in India as it does in China, which is 1,300 Yuan (approx INR 14,000). The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, retails for 999 yuan in China, which translates to about INR 10,000.