Redmi 8 India Launch: Full Specs & Pricing Out, Availability, Variants
With Redmi 8A out, the company is now gearing up for the next smartphone in the series, the regular Redmi 8. The Redmi series has been a huge hit in the past, but the predecessor hasn’t been able to perform up to the mark.
But Xiaomi is leaving no stone unturned this time, and Redmi 8 seems like a good budget smartphone, given the specs.
Everything about Redmi 8 it out including crucial details and pricing. Xiaomi India have already started to tease the smartphone launch in the country. The company is yet to confirm the date, but it’s expected to happen in a couple of weeks.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Redmi 8 smartphone.
Redmi 8 Full Specs, Redmi 8 Specs: What’s New?
Redmi 8 has been leaked multiple times online since last two months. It’s been spotted on TENAA again, and it reveals all the important details revealing the phone’s key specs and probable pricing. The recently launched Redmi 8A is a part of the Redmi 8 series, further to be joined by Redmi 8 and Redmi 8 Pro.
Redmi 8 will launch in India next, to be followed by the top-end smartphone in the series, Redmi 8 Pro.
The leaked report shows that the upcoming Redmi 8 will have a new design technology on the out, something similar to the latest Redmi 8A. There’s a water drop-styled display notch on top with capsule-shaped dual camera setup at the pack.
It’s an all-plastic design with a physical fingerprint sensor at the middle of the back with the Redmi branding.
Redmi 8 will arm a 6.21-inch HD+ water drop notched display, to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 processor. The hardware will pair with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage, to be available in multiple variants starting with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (in India).
Coming to optics, Redmi 8 will come with a dual camera system featuring a 12MP main camera and another 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. Up front, Redmi 8 will come with an 8MP single wide camera.
Redmi 8 will run Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10.0.1.3 on top. The device will launch in in four different colour variations: Ash, Blue, Green and Red.
Redmi 8 will pack a larger battery this time. The whole package will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery sporting a USB Type-C port for charging.
At the bottom the device has a single speaker grille alongside the 3.5mm headphone jack. The device will come with a slight camera bump, similar to what we saw on Redmi 8A. The screen has thin bezels on sides, but the chin remains fat. The thick chin at the front will have Redmi logo, same as notched Nokia phones.
Redmi 8 India Price, Redmi 8 Price In India: Redmi 8 Price
Redmi series smartphones have always targeted the budget segment, and hence the Redmi 8 in India will come at a similar pricing as its predecessors. Redmi 8 India price is expected to start at under Rs 8,000, while will go up till 10,000 rupees, but not above.
The base model of Redmi 8 will have 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, expected at Rs 7,999.
As far the India pricing is concerned, the listing leaks reveal that Redmi 8 will cost CNY 1,600 (around Rs 16,000). But that doesn’t seem to be an appropriate information. Redmi 8 India price will be very competitive, and the device will challenge Realme 3i and Asus Max M2 in the segment.
Redmi 8 India Launch, Redmi 8 Launch In India: Redmi 8 Launch
At the Redmi 8A launch, the company did confirm that the next device launching in the country is Redmi 8. So, it’s for sure that Redmi 8 is going to be Xiaomi’s next launch in India. Redmi 8 may launch in China first and then in India, but that’s yet to be confirmed.
Chances are that Xiaomi may globally launch Redmi 8 in India first.
Redmi 8 India launch is expected in a couple of weeks. Xiaomi India has already started teasing Redmi 8 in India, so the launch seems imminent. While we are yet to get a date, mid to late October seems the most probable window for Redmi 8 India launch.