Redmi Note 8 gets a more affordable 3GB RAM variant
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has silently introduced a more affordable 3GB RAM variant of its recently launched Redmi Note 8 smartphone in India. According to 91Mobiles, the new model, priced at Rs. 9,799, is exclusive for offline markets and will not be sold through online channels. Apart from the RAM and storage difference, the handset retains the specifications of the standard model. Here's more.
A look at the pricing
As for pricing, the new 3GB/32GB variant of the Redmi Note 8 costs Rs. 9,799, making it Rs. 200 cheaper than the 4GB/64GB model. Besides that, there is another 6GB/128GB variant which is priced at Rs. 12,999. Notably, the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of the handset are currently up for grabs via Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Home Stores.
Redmi Note 8: At a glance
To recall, the Redmi Note 8 comes with an all-glass body featuring a familiar waterdrop notched design and a thin bottom bezel. On the rear, the gradient finished glass panel houses a quad camera unit and a physical fingerprint scanner. The handset offers a 6.3-inch LCD screen with full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Redmi Note 8 houses 48MP quad cameras
The quad rear camera unit on the Redmi Note 8 comprises a 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor, 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP (f/2.4) dedicated macro camera, and another 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. For the selfie lovers, it offers a 13MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper. The main camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps, while the selfie snapper supports 1080p video recording at 30fps.
Under the hood
Redmi Note 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, paired with upto 6GB RAM and upto 128GB of internal storage. Under the hood, it runs Android Pie-based MIUI 10 and packs a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. In addition, the phone offers all latest connectivity options such as dual-SIMs (Nano), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Type-C port, and a headphone jack.