Redmi 8 with 6.2-inch display, up to 4GB RAM, dual rear cameras, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 7999

Soon after the launch of Redmi 8A, Xiaomi’s Redmi brand has launched Redmi 8, successor of the Redmi 7, as it had promised. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 439 12nm Mobile Platform, compared to Snapdragon 632 in the Redmi 7, comes with up to 4GB RAM, features a 12-megapixel main camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, same as the Redmi 8A, comes with AI scene detection for 33 scenes, has a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots and an 8-megapixel camera on the front with AI selfies and portrait mode as well as AI face unlock.

It has an Aura Mirror design, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, comes with splash-resistant coating, has dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots and packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging as well as USB Type-C, and it comes with 10W charger in the box.

Redmi 8 specifications

  • 6.22-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa-Core (Quad 1.95GHz Cortex A53 + Quad 1.45GHz Cortex A53) Snapdragon 439 12nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 6P lens, Dual PD auto focus, secondary 2MP camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
  • Splash resistant (P2i coating)
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Wireless FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 156.48×75.41×9.4mm; Weight: 188g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh (typical) battery with 18W fast charging

The Redmi 8 comes in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Onxy Black colors, is priced at Rs. 7999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and Rs. 8999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version, which will be available for Rs. 7999 for the first 5 million or 50 lakh units sold. It will be available from Flipkart, and Mi Home Stores starting from October 12th.

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