The Redmi Note 8 Pro is Xiaomi’s newest budget smartphone that was officially launched in India just a few days ago. In India, the phone is sold in three storage/RAM and color options. In the European markets, however, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a special variant of the phone that is known as the Redmi Note 8 Pro Terminator Edition. As you might have guessed, this is a movie-themed variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro aimed at fans of the latest movie in the Terminator Franchise – Terminator: Dark Fate. The Redmi Note 8 Pro Terminator Edition will first go on sale in Spain starting Tuesday, October 29, 2019. In other markets in Europe, the phone would be made available at a later date
Xiaomi’s UK Twitter handle has been busy tweeting out Terminator: Dark Phoenix themed tweets for a better part of the previous week. We have embedded some of these tweets below.
— Xiaomi UK (@XiaomiUK) October 22, 2019
— Xiaomi UK (@XiaomiUK) October 23, 2019
Scratch? Not when you've got Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
— Xiaomi UK (@XiaomiUK) October 24, 2019
Evidently, the aim here is to build up some hype before the phone is launched in the UK market in early November.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Terminator Edition: How different is it from the standard Note 8 Pro?
Hardware-wise, the Redmi Note 8 Pro Terminator is identical to the standard variant. The phone will come powered by the same Mediatek Helio G90T chipset and will be offered in two storage versions; one with 64GB of storage and a second version with 128GB of inbuilt storage. There is no clarity on the RAM offered with these versions, although it can be assumed that they will come with at least 6GB of RAM.
The camera setup also remains identical to the standard variant, which means that the Redmi Note 8 Pro Terminator Edition will get a quad-camera setup at the rear with a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP telephoto camera. At the front, the phone retains the 20MP fixed focus camera for selfies and video calling.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro Terminator Edition is slated to go on sale in Spain via Xiaomi’s own website starting tomorrow. The company has organized a 24-hour flash sale for the device during which it would be sold for EUR 229 instead of the standard price of EUE 249. Early buyers will also get a free Terminator themed back case with the phone. There is no word if this version of the Redmi Note 8 Pro making it to India.