Xiaomi‘s subbrand has just unveiled their latest smartphone – the Redmi Note 8 / Pro at a launch event in China. They pack some nice imporvements over the Redmi Note 7 series, which has been released in early 2019.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the world’s first smartphone with a 64-megapixel camera while the smaller edition is blessed with the popular 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 lens.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Features
The successor of the note 7 is featuring an IP52 splash resistent case and a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display. The screen has a small waterdrop notch and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. With a screen space of 91.4 % and Gorilla Glass 5 it has also been tested by the TÜV Rheinland to filter harmful blue rays.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery that carries support for 18W rapid charging. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T 8-core processor.
The antennas of the phone are arranged smartly inside the phone so that it does not obstruct signals while holding the device in landscape mode while playing games.
Also, the Note 8 Pro is smart enough to switch between Wi-Fi and 4G networks depending on the strength of the signal.
The new phone boots to Android 9 Pie OS that is customized with MIUI 10 skin. For improved gaming experience, the smartphone is equipped with Game Turbo 2.0 and HyperEngine by MediaTek.The handset is also equipped with other features such as super linear speaker with smart PA, NFC, IR blaster, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack.
Pricing and Release Dates
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – 1,399 Yuan (~$195)
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 1,599 Yuan (~$223)
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 1,799 Yuan (~$251)
Color Variants: Ice Jade, Fritillaria White and Electro-optic Ash.
Sales for the brand new note 8 pro will start on Sept. 3 whereas the cheaper Note 8 will be available on Sept. 17!