Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (4GB + 64GB) gets Rs. 500 price hike in India

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October, the Pro variant has been the talk of the town since the launch but vanilla Redmi Note 8 priced at 9,999 (for the base variant with 64 GB storage) was also an incredible value for money.

To recall, Redmi Note 8 packs a  6.39-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with 90% screen-to-body ratio, and is powered by Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platform with up to 6GB RAM. The smartphone packs 5 cameras in total, including a quad-camera array at the back and a 13-megapixel camera on the front.

Now, the company has increased price of the base variant by INR 500 making it INR 10,499 for 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The company has not made a formal announcement for the same but the new price is already live on mi.com as well as amazon.in. Also, Redmi Note 8 64GB storage variant is now available only on prepaid orders.

We are not sure what are the factors resulting in the price hike but we can hope Xiaomi to make an official announcement for the same. The price for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage variant remains unaffected and can still be purchased for INR 12,999.

Redmi Note 8 specifications

  • Display: 6.39-inch (2340 ×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass LCD screen, 450 nit brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • SoC: Octa Core Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Software: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • Cameras: 48MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture, Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor, PDAF, EIS, 8MP 120° ultra-wide-angle lens with 1.12μm pixel size, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP camera for 2cm macro with 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 158.3 x 75.3×8.35mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery with 18W fast charging
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, Smart PA, FM Radio, Splashproof (P2i nano-coating)
  • Colors: Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple and Space Black

Author: Arpit Porwal

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