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 Mi.com, Amazon.in, 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