Xiaomi’s spin-off brand Redmi has officially launched the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro at an event held in Beijing, China. Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone from Xiaomi featuring a 64MP primary camera. The Redmi Note 8 succeeds Redmi Note 7 and there are considerable improvements in the processor, cameras, and audio as compared to its predecessor. Similarly Redmi Note 8 Pro features a redesigned body, hardware upgrades as compared to Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 is available in two RAM and two storage options (4GB+64GB, 6GB +64GB, 6GB+128GB), similarly Note 8 Pro is launched in two RAM and two storage options (6GB+ 64GB, 8GB+128GB).
Price and Availability of Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro
The base variant of the Redmi Note 8 with a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at CNY 999 (approx. Rs 10,000) in China. The other variants of Note 8 6GB + 64GB and 6GB +128GB are priced at CNY 1599 (approx. Rs 12,000) and CNY 1799 (approx. Rs 14,000).The smartphone would be available for purchase from September 17.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 8 Pro base variant with 6GB RAM +128GB storage is priced at CNY 1399 ( approx. Rs 14,000). The other models with 6GB RAM +128GB storage, 8GB + 128GB are priced at CNY 1599 (approx. 16,000) and CNY 1799 (approx. Rs 18,000). The first sale of Redmi Note 8 Pro happens much earlier than Redmi Note 8, i.e., on September 17.
The Redmi Note 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, whereas Note 8 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio 90GT SoC. For enhanced gaming experience, Redmi Note 8 Pro is packed with liquid cooling support and other game-centric features such as Game Turbo Mode 2.0. A comparison of specifications and features between Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro presents a clear picture of both the smartphones.
A comparative account of specifications and features of Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro
|Category||Redmi Note 8||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Color variants||Dream Blue, Meteorite Black, and White||Pearl White, Ice Emerald, and Electric Light Grey.|
|Dimensions||161.3 x 76.4 x 8.4mm
|161.3 x 76.4 x 8.4mm
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD
Gorilla Glass 5
|6.53-inch IPS LCD
Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC and Adreno 610 GPU||MediaTek Helio G90T|
|Rear camera||Quad cameras, 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP||Quad cameras, 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP|
|Water Resistance||No||IP52 rating|
|Battery||4000mAh, non-removable||4500mAh, non-removable|
|Fast charging support||18W||18W|
|Connectivity options||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie
|Android 9.0 Pie