Redmi Note 8 series goes on sale in India
The recently launched Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 smartphones are now available for purchase in India. Both the pocket-friendly handsets are up for grabs via Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. As for key highlights, both devices come with waterdrop notched display, gradient design, quad rear cameras, and mid-level internals. Here's our roundup.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and goes upto Rs. 17,999 for the 8GB/128GB model, while Redmi Note 8 costs Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB/64GB model and Rs. 12,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant. Buyers can avail 10% discount using Axis Bank and Citibank cards and double data benefits from Airtel on Rs. 249 and Rs. 349 plans.
To recall, both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 sport a conventional waterdrop notched design with a thin bottom bezel and offer 91.94% and 90% screen-to-body ratio, respectively. On the rear side, the gradient finished panel on both handsets house quad cameras with LED flash and a physical fingerprint scanner for secure authentication.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch LCD display with full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution, while the standard Note 8 sports a smaller 6.39-inch LCD screen with the same resolution. Also, the displays on both smartphones are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro houses quad rear cameras including a mighty 64MP primary sensor, paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP dedicated macro lens, and another 2MP depth sensor. On the other hand, the Note 8 sports a similar setup, but with a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Further, the Pro model offers a 20MP front-facing camera, while the standard Note 8 sports 13MP selfie shooter. The front cameras on both the handsets boast of features such as HDR, scene detection, and can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T processor and comes with liquid-cooling technology for smooth gaming experience. On the other hand, the standard Note 8 is fueled by a Snapdragon 665 chipset. The Pro model offers upto 8GB RAM and upto 128GB storage, while the standard Note 8 comes with upto 6GB RAM and upto 128GB storage.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is backed by a 4,500mAh battery, while the standard Note 8 packs a smaller 4,000mAh battery. However, both the smartphones offer 18W fast-charging support. As for connectivity options, both phones come with support for dual-SIMs (Nano), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, both the handsets run on Android Pie-based MIUI 10.