Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro Launched in China, Here’s How They Compare in Price, Specs, Features

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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. 

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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
190g
161.3 x 76.4 x 8.4mm
190g
Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD
2340×1080 (19.5:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
6.53-inch IPS LCD
2340×1080 (19.5:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC and Adreno 610 GPU MediaTek Helio G90T
RAM 4GB/6GB 6GB/8GB
ROM (storage) 64GB/128GB 64GB/128GB
Front camera 13MP 20MP
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
MIUI 10
Android 9.0 Pie
MIUI 10