Redmi Note 8 pro has finally been launched, as the successors of the impressive Redmi Note 7 series. The Note 8 Pro is actually the first officially announced smartphone in the world with a 64 MP camera.
Redmi Note 8
The Redmi Note 8 comes with 6.3″ LCD screen and Full HD+ resolution – no OLED for the affordable series, fingerprint scanner is located at the back and not under the display.
Looking at the specification, the smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 665 chipset, based on the 11 nm process. The SoC has eight Kryo 260 cores – four of them clocked at 2.2 GHz, the other clocked at 1.8 GHz.
Redmi Note 8 comes with four camera shooters – the main one is 48 MP with the latest Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2 MP dedicated macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The front panel sports a notch for the 13 MP selfie camera.
It is housed by a 4,000 mAh battery with 18W charging speeds and USB-C port, flanked by a 3.5 mm audio jack.
It will be priced at CNY999 ($140/€125) for the 4/64 GB option, 6/64 GB for CNY1,199 ($167/€150) and 6/128 GB for CNY1,399 ($195/€175).
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inches display with a 91.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The fingerprint scanner is just below the camera setup.
Redmi Note 8 Pro has its four-camera vertical setup in the middle of the panel. Looking into detail, the 64 MP main shooter is accompanied by the same 8 MP ultra-wide + 2 MP depth + 2 MP macro combo as in the Redmi Note 8.
The front facing camera comes with 20MP with AI features and scene recognition options.
Looking at the spec sheet, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with Mediatek’s Helio G90T, becoming the first smartphone with the new SoC platform. It also has 6/8 GB RAM and 64/128 GB storage, housed by 4500mAh battery and has 18W rates of quick-charging.
It also comes with a liquid cooling chamber in case of unexpected heating from the gaming chipset. There is also the feature to connect both to Wi-Fi and 4G.
The price is starting from CNY1,399 ($195/€175) for the 6/64 GB option and goes as high as CNY1,799 ($250/€225) for the 8/128 GB variant.