Xiaomi’s Redmi brand introduced the Redmi Note 8 smartphone in China back in August, and it was launched in India last month. The company has introduced a new Nebula Purple color variant in China that joins the Neptune Blue, Moonlight White and Space Black colors. There was a Cosmic Purple version of the phone that was introduced in India last month, but it is yet to go on sale.
To remind you, the phone has a 6.39-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with 90% screen-to-body ratio, TÜV Rheinland eye protection certification, is powered by Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platform with up to 6GB RAM, features a 48-megapixel main camera with 4-in-1 pixel binning for low-light shots, 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide angle lens, 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor for 2cm macro shots. There is a 13-megapixel camera on the front.
The phone features an improved speaker with 40% better output compared to the predecessor, smart PA, nano mesh with nanoscale filament for patented automatic cleaning of dust. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is 30% smaller than the Note 7, but it unlocks faster and comes with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back with splash-resistant coating. It packs a 4000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
The Purple version of the Redmi Note 8 is now available in China, and it expected to go on sale in India in the coming weeks.