Yesterday, Xiaomi announced it on Twitter that the brand will launch the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India on the 16th of October. Today, there has been a new development — Amazon India has created a dedicated teaser page for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, revealing that the smartphone will go on sale through the e-commerce website.
Although Xiaomi is teasing only the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the brand is expected to launch the Redmi Note 8 as well at the October 16 launch event. And considering that Redmi Note 8 Pro will go on sale in India through Amazon, the Redmi Note 8 will also be available to purchase through the same e-commerce platform.
As most of you might know, the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro made their debut last month at an event in China. The Redmi Note 8 comes as the successor to the Redmi Note 7, and the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes as the successor to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. While both new devices bring significant improvements over their predecessor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the one that made headlines with its 64MP quad-camera setup and Helio G90T processor at a price tag similar to the last generation handset. Speaking of which, here are the specifications of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, and also its expected price in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a display larger than its predecessor – a 6.53-inch unit with Full HD+ resolution. While the Note 7 Pro has a U-shaped notch, the Note 8 Pro uses a V-shaped notch. The display, for the first time in the line-up, offers 500 nits of brightness and HDR capability. Moreover, it carries over the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection from its predecessor.
While the majority of smartphones in the Redmi Note line up used a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro uses a MediaTek chipset – the Helio G90T. In benchmarks, the Helio G90T beats even the Snapdragon 730G in terms of processing, as well as graphics power. In China, the device comes in three configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. It runs on Android 9 OS that’s customized with MIUI 10.
Imaging is where the Redmi Note 8 Pro shines. The device has a 64MP primary rear camera, which combines four pixels into one to offer a 16MP image. There are three more rear cameras – an 8MP ultrawide unit, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The primary camera, as you might expect, features 4K video recording. The front of the device comprises of a 20MP selfie shooter that has an f/2.0 aperture.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro also packs a larger battery than the one in the Redmi Note 7 Pro – a 4500mAh unit. The 18W fast charging is carried over from its predecessor. However, the device now supports a total of three charging protocols – USB Power Delivery, MediaTek Pump Express, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Pro Expected Price in India
In China, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 Pro costs CNY 1,399 (approximately INR 13,999) for the 6GB + 64GB variant, CNY 1,599 (approximately INR 15,999) for the 6GB + 128GB variant, and CNY 1,799 (approximately INR 17,999) for the 8GB + 128GB variant. You can expect the device to cost the same in the Indian market.