A new Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1908C3IC has been certified by the Chinese TENAA authority. Earlier on, this device was already certified by the Chinese 3C authority which also revealed another variant with model number M1908C3IE.
From what we learned so far, this mysterious device is touted to be the upcoming Redmi 8/ 8A which will succeed last year’s Redmi 7/ or Redmi 7A.
The listing has revealed most of the device’s key specs as long as some official images showing off it’s design at various angles. Although there isn’t really anything unique in it’s design, but it do comes with some improvements in terms of specs.
Apparently, the Redmi 8/ 8A will be arriving with a 6.22? TFT LCD display which has a 720×1520 pixels screen resolution. The device is driven by a 2GHz octa-core SoC and will have 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB internal storage space in it’s memory compartment. Good thing is that the device also has a microSD slot which allows you to expand it’s memory up to 512GB.
Moving on to it’s camera, there is a dual-camera setup on its back panel which has a 12 megapixels main snapper. It’s selfie camera on the other hand, houses an 8 megapixels sensor.
On the back of the device, there is also a physical fingerprint sensor for security purposes. Under the hood, it is fueled by a hefty 5,000mAh battery and will come loaded with the Android Pie OS.
Shortly after the device made it’s appearance on the TENAA website, we also saw a deluge of the device’s live images on Chinese Weibo – showing off a Red variant of the device. According to it’s “About Phone” screen, what we are looking at here is in fact the 4GB+64GB model of the device which runs on MIUI 9.7.11 (Global).
As of now, there is still no news on when the Redmi 8/ 8A will be officially announced even though reports out of China has pointing to a September launch date. Besides the Redmi 8/ 8A, the Chinese smartphone maker may also announce the company’s first quad-camera smartphone with 64MP main snapper in during the same month. This is highly probable given that the company’s VP had already confirmed that the device is currently in production for more than two weeks.