It is a common trend to see full features and specifications of a phone getting leaked just a few days before its official launch. And that is what happened with the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The smartphone is all set to launch in China today, and a Weibo account with username ‘Ark’ has posted a specifications sheet of the Redmi Note 8 Pro revealing all of its features. Let us have a look what the Redmi Note 8 Pro has to offer.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Leaked Specifications
Starting with the display, the Redmi Noe 8 Pro is said to feature a 6.53-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. Although the display type isn’t mentioned in the leaked specifications sheet, I believe it will be an IPS LCD. There is no mention of display protection either. However, the device will at least feature Corning Gorilla 5, as the same is already present in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. There is also a good chance that Xiaomi will equip the display with Corning Gorilla 6 protection, just to take the spec game a little higher.
According to the leak, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. I wonder what made Xiaomi shift from Qualcomm to MediaTek. Maybe lower costs, I guess. And in my opinion, many people might not like the fact that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by a MediaTek chipset, even if they are more powerful than an equivalent Qualcomm SoC. Anyway, this chipset has four Cortex-A76 cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, and Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU. If the spec sheet is to be believed, the smartphone will be available in two memory configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. The device, as expected, is said to run on Android 9 Pie OS with MIUI 10 customization.
The leaked specifications sheet reveals that the Redmi Note 8 Pro will feature four rear cameras – a 64MP primary sensor (Samsung ISOCELL GW1) + 8MP ultrawide sensor + 2MP macro camera + 2MP depth sensor. This is a massive upgrade from the 48MP + 5MP dual-camera setup in the current generation Redmi Note device, the Redmi Note 7 Pro. You can expect the camera to feature 4K video recording along with EIS. The selfie camera is said to be a 20MP unit.
If the leaked specifications sheet is to be believed, the Redmi Note 8 Pro brings a vast improvement over its predecessor in terms of battery. The device is said to feature a 4500mAh battery unit supporting 18W fast charging. It is even said to support three fast-charging protocols – Quick Charge 4+, MediaTek Pump Express, and USB Power Delivery. The leaked specifications sheet reveals only two connectivity features – 3.5mm audio jack and NFC. Although, I am sure that the Redmi Note 8 Pro will come with USB Type-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and dual-SIM with dual-4G and dual-VoLTE.
When Will the Redmi Note 8 Pro Launch in India?
As I’ve said above, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will make its global debut in China today. However, there is no official information regarding its India launch. Usually, any new Xiaomi smartphone that launches in China takes about two or three months to reach the Indian shores. You can expect the same with the Redmi Note 8 Pro. It might launch in India in October or November.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Will Face A Tough Competition in India
Going by the specifications, it looks like the Redmi Note 8 Pro will cost more than what the Redmi Note 7 Pro does. My guess, it could be priced somewhere around INR 15,000 for the base variant. And at that price, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will go head to head against the Realme XT, which is going to launch in India in mid-September.