Redmi Note 8 gets yet another price hike in India, now starts at Rs. 12499

The recent GST Rate Hike on smartphones increased the prices of various phones including Xiaomi’s Redmi smartphones. The Redmi Note 8 received multiple price hike in recent months and now, the smartphone has again received a price hike of Rs. 500 in India, just before the Redmi Note 9 launch.

Redmi Note 8 4GB + 64GB model is now selling for Rs. 12,499, against its previous selling price of Rs. 11,999. On the other hand, there is no change in the price of the 6GB + 128GB model. It is selling for Rs. 14,499. This is the 5th price hike for the Redmi Note 8 since launch and a total of Rs. 2500 price hike for the 4+64GB model from its launch price (Rs. 9999).

Smartphone Old Price New Price Price Hike
Redmi Note 8 (4+64GB) Rs. 11,999 Rs. 12,499 Rs. 500

The revised price is reflecting on,, and is soon expected to be revised in offline stores as well.

Redmi Note 8 specifications

  • 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
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
  • 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
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • 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
  • 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 158.3 x 75.3×8.35mm; Weight: 190g
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Smart PA, FM Radio
  • Splash proof (P2i nano coating)
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery with 18W fast charging

Author: Manoj Nagendra

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