Redmi Note 8 To Come Under Rs 10,000: Snapdragon 665, 48MP Camera Confirmed (India Launch Details)
While Realme is soaring high with its new Realme 5 series, it could soon cut short, courtesy goes to the upcoming Redmi Note 8 series. Xiaomi is all set disrupt the budget smartphone market once again, and this time they have new quad camera devices to take on Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro.
The details about the regular Note 8 smartphone has been confirmed, and they seem a lot better than Realme 5 at under Rs 10,000.
The upcoming Redmi Note series phones will include two devices as the predecessor series: Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro. Both the new Redmi Note 8 series smartphones will launch on August 29 in China, and India next month in September. With a few days from launch, some of the key details of the upcoming Note 8 are confirmed.
Redmi Note 8 Full Spec List: Redmi Note 8 Confirmed Details
The regular Redmi Note 8 will see a massive upgrade over the current Redmi Note 7 and Note 7S smartphones. The Redmi Note 8 series smartphones will come with the same dot drop notch displays with increased screen-to-body ratio and smaller bezels and chin.
The Redmi Note 8 series phones will also have a similar design language as Redmi Note 7 series devices with Gorilla Glass 5 support.
Redmi Note 8 has been officially confirmed that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, the same processor as the launched Xiaomi Mi A3 and Realme 5.
It’s an upgrade over the current Snapdragon 660 processor on Redmi Note 7. It features a new imaging processor and better cores.
Unlike Redmi Note 8 Pro, the regular Note 8 will come with a triple camera system on the rear panel. The camera specs confirm that Redmi Note 8 will come with a primary 48MP main camera, expected to be the Sony IMX586 sensor.
It would make Redmi Note 8 the first smartphone to come with a Sony IMX586 48MP sensor at under 10,000 rupees.
The other sensors will include a secondary Super Wide Angle and the third is going to be a depth sensor. If Xiaomi chooses to go with a four camera system, then the additional sensors will include a Depth of Field lens and a Super Macro lens.
Redmi Note 8 will have a larger battery this time, an upgrade over the current 4,000mAh unit. It has been confirmed that Note 8 will come with a larger 4,500mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging. Though, Redmi Note 8 may come bundled with a 10W charger inside the box and not a fast charger.
Redmi Note 8 India Launch: Redmi Note 8 India Price
Redmi Note 8 will come at under 1,000 Yuan (around Rs 10,000 when converted). It is expected to come at a similar price as Redmi Note 7. The Redmi Note 8 India price may start at Rs 9,999, or around. The upcoming Redmi Note 8 series may be unveiled in China first on August 29. The leaks suggest the given date, and with the official promo out, the Note 8 series launch seems imminent.
Coming to Redmi Note 8 series India launch, it shouldn’t take much time. Within a couple of weeks, the Redmi Note 8 series should land in the country.
The Note 8 series devices have been already certified in China. Looking at the past, the Redmi Note 8 India launch will happen just within a few weeks after China launch, most probably by the end of September.
The company is expected to continue its trend in the country with the new series. Redmi Note 8 will be priced in line with Realme 5 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro price in India will be close to Realme 5 Pro. The regular Note 8 will be launched in the sub-10K segment, while the Note 8 Pro in India will be launched in the sub-15K.
Stay tuned for more on the upcoming Redmi Note 8 series!