Seems like August is indeed a busy month for Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi. Shortly after the Redmi 8/ 8A was certified by the Chinese TENAA authority, another device touted to be the upcoming Redmi Note 8 was also certified – but this time round, by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Courtesy of FCC, we’re now able to take a quick glance on the device’s live images ahead of it’s official unveiling. On first look, the front panel of the Redmi Note 8 shares an extremely close resemblance to the Redmi 8/ 8A which we’d already seen earlier. It has a waterdrop notch which houses it’s selfie camera, as well as a small bezels on it’s bottom chin carrying the Redmi branding.
On it’s back panel, there is a quad-camera setup located on the top-left corner which is arranged in a vertical fashion. Sad to say, the Redmi Note 8 will still be deploying a physical fingerprint sensor on it’s back panel, instead of an in-display sensor which has been increasingly common among mid-ranger smartphones.
No much details were revealed about it’s specs, except that the device will be available in two different memory configurations with 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB respectively. According to rumors, the new Redmi Note 8 series is expected to be the first batch of Redmi smartphones to house the 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. This will be a huge upgrade to the Redmi Note 7 which only has a dual-camera setup comprising of a 48 megapixels main snapper.
Although there is still no official launch date for the Redmi Note 8 series, but many believe it could debut as soon as September next month. This came after Xiaomi’s VP posted a short clip revealing that the company’s first quad-camera smartphone with 64MP snapper is already undergoing production more than two weeks ago.