After weeks of relentless teasing, the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro finally made their official debut in China today.
As expected, the duo has once again raises the bar for all future mid-ranger smartphones in terms of specs and features.
Redmi Note 8 Specifications
First and foremost, let’s talk about the Redmi Note 8. The device comes with a 6.3-inch 2.5D curved display with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and a 19.5:9 tall aspect ratio. On it’s front panel, it deploys a waterdrop notch design that has a high screen-to-body ratio of 90%. On the surface, the screen is also shielded by the Gorilla Glass 5 which can protects it against accidental drops.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 8 is driven by a Snapdragon 665 SoC coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage space. This is the same processor which is utilize in the recently announced Xiaomi Mi CC9e.
Moving on to it’s camera, there is a quad-camera setup located on the top left corner of it’s rear chassis which comprises of a 48 megapixels Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor, an 8 megapixels ultrawide angle lens, a 2 megapixels dedicated macro camera n and a 2 megapixels depth sensor for portrait mode. At the front, there is also a 13 megapixels camera for selfie and video-calling purposes.
The Redmi Note 8 is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery which supports 18W fast-charging. The device is available in 3 color options namely Moon White, Dream Blue, as well as Meteorite Black.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is no doubt, the greatest star for today’s launch event. The device features a 6.53-inch 3D curved display with FHD+ screen resolution. It also deploys the same waterdrop notch design for it’s front panel, but has a slightly larger screen-to-body ratio of 91.3%.
Unlike the Redmi Note 8, the Note 8 Pro is driven by the latest Mediatek’s Helio G90T, gaming-centric SoC. The Helio G90T comes with various smart components including the exclusive HyperEngine which could drastically improve gaming experience for it’s users. In the memory compartment, the device could sport up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage.
Camera-wise, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is also the first in the world to debut with a 64 megapixels optical sensor. It’s quad-camera setup on it’s back panel comprises of a 64 megapixels Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor, an 8 megapixels ultrawide angle lens, a 2 megapixels macro lens and a 2 megapixels depth sensor. At the front, there will also be a 20 megapixels selfie camera.
Under the hood, the device is backed by a 4,500mAh non-removable battery which also supports 18W fast-charging. Aside from that, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes with a independent liquid cooling system to ensure that your device do not overheat after long hours of continuous gaming.
Apparently, Redmi had also partnered with Xiaomi’s Black Shark team to introduce a dedicated gaming controller for the device as well. This controller will be sold separately at a price of 179 Yuan (US$25).
For those who’re interested, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available in 3 color options including Fritillaria White, Ice Jade (Green), as well as Electric Gray.
Pricing & Availability
The pricing for Redmi Note 8 is as follows:
- 4GB+64GB : 999 Yuan (US$140)
- 6GB+64GB : 1.199 Yuan (US$168)
- 6GB+128GB : 1,399 Yuan (US$196)
The pricing for Redmi Note 8 Pro is as follows:
- 6GB+64GB : 1,399 Yuan (US$196)
- 6GB+128GB : 1,599 Yuan (US$224)
- 8GB+128GB : 1,799 Yuan (US$252)
According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will go on sale in China starting September 3rd, while the Redmi Note 8 will have it’s debut sale kicked off on September 17th.
As of now, there is till no news on when the Redmi Note 8 series will make it’s global debut.