Xiaomi has launched their latest mid-range smartphone, the Redmi 8 behind the Redmi 8A in India. The Redmi 8 comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display having a notch with 19:9 aspect ratio and covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU (Redmi 7 had the SD 632 SoC) and comes with 3GB and 4GB RAM options along with 32GB and 64GB storage options having expandable storage option up to 512GB using microSD card.
The Redmi 8 sports a Dual Camera set up on the Rear with 12MP main camera having the Sony IMX363 sensor with AL scene detection and a 2MP secondary depth sensor camera for the portrait shots. The front of the camera has an 8 MP sensor for AI selfies and portrait mode along with AI face unlock. The device comes with P2i Splash resistant coating to protect the device against any unexpected water splashes (this does not make it water resistant). It comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and an Infrared scanner on top of the device.
Redmi 8 Specifications:
Display: 6.22-inch HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 1520 × 720 pixels resolution
Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 with Adreno 505 GPU
RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
Rear Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 6P lens, Dual PD auto focus, secondary 2MP camera
Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
The Redmi 8 sports a USB Type-C port and also has a 3.5mm audio Jack, it comes with Dual 4G VoLTE support. The device is available in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Onxy Black colors. The device comes with 5000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging
Price and availability of Redmi 8:
3GB + 32GB – Rs. 7,999
4GB + 64GB – Rs. 7,999 (first 5 million or 50 lakh units) and later Rs. 8,999
The Redmi 8 will be available from October 12th on Flipkart, mi.com, Mi Home stores and partner stores across India.
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