Redmi 8 Launched with SD439, 5000mAh battery and dual camera
Xiaomi after several weeks of rumors and leaks, officially presented Redmi 8 during an event in India. This is the brand’s latest ‘budget’ offering, presenting itself almost as a “Pro” variant of the newly introduced Redmi 8A.
In this new smartphone, the brand has focused on two segments that are extremely important for users looking for more affordable smartphones, battery life and photography. For this reason, the Redmi 8 comes equipped with a generous 5,000mAh battery and a dual rear camera.
A very interesting design for a budget smartphone
In terms of its design, the Redmi 8 is much more premium than 8A. Its rear panel features the ‘Aurora Mirror’ design with a gradient finish, with the center-mounted photo module finished in black. Still integrated in the photographic module, we have the digital printing and also the ‘Redmi’ branding.
On the front panel we have a drop-shaped notch at the top of the screen and a sizable lower margin chin, including the brand logo. However, its lateral margins are quite discreet.
The Redmi 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, paired with up to 4GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, the Redmi 8 houses the dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The primary sensor on the rear camera setup is notably identical to what was featured on the Mi Mix 2S and Poco F1. Furthermore, there are preloaded AI Portrait and AI Scene Detection features. The phone is also touted to recognise 33 scene categories, including six India-specific categories.
For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front. There are also artificial intelligence (AI) powered features, including Face Unlock.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specifications
6.22 “screen with HD + resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Processor
3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB Internal Memory (MicroSD Card Support)
Dual Rear Camera: 12MP (Sony IMX363) + 2MP (Depth)
8 megapixel front camera
5,000mAh Battery with 18W Fast Charging Support (USB-C)
Price and availability
For now, its availability has only been confirmed for the Indian market, where it will be available from October 12th.
Redmi 8 price in India starts at Rs. 7,999(NRs 12,798) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage base variant, whereas top-end 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 8,999(NRs 14,398).
There is no information yet on a possible global release. Still, it is likely that the smartphone will soon be available in the usual online stores, although slight price inflation is expected.