Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro launch confirmed

Xiaomi after all the teasing has launched its Redmi 8 in India. During the online launch, it also announced Redmi Note 8 Pro India launch date. As we previously reported, the 64MP Quad Camera phone is set to land in India on October 16. If you recall, the phone made its homeland debut on August 29, 2019. With it, Xiaomi jumped the Qualcomm ship. Thus, it comes powered by MediaTek Helio G90T chipset.

Here’s a quick rundown of its features.

Redmi Note 8 Pro highlights

Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There is a teardrop cut atop which houses the phone’s 20MP selfie snapper.

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It embellishes 3 color variants – White, Jade Green, and Grey. Swivel to the back, where you’ll see its vertical camera lineup. The primary camera is a 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera (2cm focal distance) and a 2MP depth sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

As aforementioned, it ships with Mediatek Helio G90T silicon. At the China launch event, Redmi claimed the chip can outsmart the 730 and 710 SoCs on the basis of Antutu benchmark scores.

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T launched
Source: MediaTek

Redmi Note 8 Pro draws from a 4500mAh battery bolstered by an 18W fast charger that’s USB Power Delivery (QC4.0+ and Pump Express) complaint. The phone has a USB-C socket and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro

We look forward to seeing the recently announced MIUI 11 software on top of this hardware.

We know nearly everything about the phone, save for their price and availability. The Chinese pricing starts at 1399 yuan which loosely translates to INR 14,200. The launch of Redmi Note 8 is also very well possible. Here’s how both the phones differ in specs –

Models Redmi Note 8 Pro Redmi Note 8
Display 6.53-inch 2340×1080 91.4% screen to body ratio 6.3-inch 2340×1080, 90% screen to body ratio.
Software MIUI 10 based on Android Pie MIUI 10 based on Android Pie
Front Camera 20MP 13MP
Rear Camera 64MP+ 8MP ultra-wide lens+ 2MP macro lens+ 2MP depth sensor 48MP + 8MP (120-degree ultra-wide lens)+ 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth camera
Processor MediaTek Helio G90T Snapdragon 665
Memory Config
  • 6GB RAM+ 64/128GB
  • 8GB RAM+ 128GB
  • 4GB+64GB
Battery 4500mAh battery with 18W charger in the box 4000mAh battery with 18W charger in the box

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