Redmi 8 Officially Leaked Before Launch: Rs 8,000, 8GB RAM, Dual Capsule Camera, SD 439 Confirmed!
All details about Redmi 8 is out. The new Redmi smartphone is launching on October 9, and here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Redmi 8 including India price, cameras, hardware, battery and much more.
Xiaomi is leaving no stone unturned this time with Redmi 8.
Xiaomi India started teasing Redmi 8 a few days back, and now we finally have a launch date. The latest Redmi 8 smartphone will launch in the country on October 9. The company is yet to first date of sale, but it’s expected to happen in a week from launch.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Redmi 8.
Redmi 8 Full Specs: Redmi 8 Spec Sheet
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.
|Display||6.21-inch HD+ water drop notched display|
|Design||Aura Mirror design technology|
|Rear Camera||12MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots|
|Front Camera||8MP single wide sensor|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439|
|Software||Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10.0.1.3 on top|
|Charging||10W Type-C charging|
|Variants||Ash, Blue, Green and Red|
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 sporting a mirror-like Aura design with gradient smudges.
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).
The new rumours though confirm upto 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. All the variants will support additional storage.
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 India Pricing
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 First Sale
At the Redmi 8A launch, the company did confirm that the next device launching in the country is Redmi 8. Redmi 8 is launching in India on October 9 this week. Redmi 8 will launch in India first and then in Xiaomi’s home market in China.
Xiaomi is globally launching Redmi 8 in India, with availability in other countries expected next.
Redmi 8 India launch is happening on October 9. Xiaomi India has already started teasing Redmi 8 in India, so the availability also seems imminent. While we are yet to get a date for the first sale, mid-October seems the most probable window for Redmi 8 India first sale.