Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro in the Indian market in three versions – 6GB + 64GB variant at INR 13,999, 6GB + 128GB variant at INR 15,999, and 8GB + 128GB version at INR 17,999. Now, almost after four months of its launch, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has received a price cut. The base variant of the smartphone now cheaper by INR 1,000, bringing its cost to INR 13,999.
The price cut of the base variant seems to be permanent as the reduced price isn’t being advertised as a part of any discount campaign. Unfortunately, the other two variants of the smartphone are still selling at their launch price. It would have been good if Xiaomi had reduced the price of the other two variants as well since they seem too costly for a Redmi Note smartphone.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution, 500 nits maximum brightness, HDR, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Powering the smartphone is the MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. The handset runs on Android 10 OS with MIUI 11. The device packs a 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charging capability.
In terms of imaging, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has four rear cameras – 64MP primary + 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor. The main camera at the rear can record 4K videos. For selfies, you get a 20MP snapper at the front. When it comes to connectivity, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has two SIM card slots, dual-SIM 4G and VoLTE, VoWiFi, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack. The device also features IP52 water and dust resistance.
The smartphone is available in four color variants in the Indian market – Shadow Black, Gamma Green, Halo White, and Electric Blue. What is your opinion on the price cut of the smartphone? Do let us know in the comments section below.