Xiaomi Redmi 8 with Dual Rear Cameras and 5000mAh Battery Launched in India

by: - Last updated on: October 9th, 2019

After teasing the device for the past few days, Xiaomi has today officially launched the Redmi 8 smartphone in India. The Redmi 8 is an entry-level smartphone, and a successor to the Redmi 7 launched earlier this year. A few weeks back, the company also launched the Redmi 8A, which is a successor to 7A and starts at Rs 6,499. Xiaomi is touting the Redmi 8 as a ‘Battery. Camera. Action.’ device, which hints towards a bigger battery with improved camera and hardware.

Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi Redmi 8: Design and Display

In terms of design, the Redmi 8 features an Aurora Mirror design, which reflects light falling off it at different angles. It comes in three color options: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Design

Towards the front, it has a 6.22-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 1520×720 pixels screen resolution, and a dot notch housing the front camera. Further, to offer protection, the phone comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top, along with the P2i splash-proof coating.

Xiaomi Redmi 8: Performance

At its core, the Redmi 8 comes with a 12nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB with microSD card). It runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI out of the box and has a massive 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging to power everything.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Performance

The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the rear to offer an alternate method of security, in addition to Face Unlock. Furthermore, the Redmi 8 also comes with USB Type-C, dual SIM with a dedicated microSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, wireless FM radio, IR blaster, and more.

Xiaomi Redmi 8: Camera

For optics, the Redmi 8 sports an AI dual-camera setup on the rear, which includes a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size and a 2MP depth sensor, and LED flash.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Camera

Additionally, the camera comes with Google Lens (with support for up to 104 languages) and AI scene detection that can recognize up to 33 categories (including 6 India-specific categories). On the front, the phone comes with an 8MP AI selfie camera for selfies and Face Unlock.

Xiaomi Redmi 8: Pricing and Availability

The Remi 8 comes in two configurations: 3GB + 32GB and 4G + 64GB, and is priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 8,999 respectively. It will go on sale in India starting October 12 on mi.com, Mi Home stores, and Flipkart. As a special gift to the Mi Fans, the company will be offering the 4GB + 64GB variant for a price of Rs 7,999 for its first 5 million units.

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