Redmi 8 with a 6.2-inch display, SD 439, dual cameras, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 7999

Redmi 8
Redmi 8

Xiaomi has just launched its new budget phone Xiaomi Redmi 8 in the Indian market. The phone starts at Rs. 7999 and will be available Stores starting from October 12th.

Redmi 8 features 6.22-inch HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone has P2i nano-coating for being Splash resistant. It was a water drop botch above the display and it has a fingerprint sensor located on the back panel. It has a beautiful Aura Mirror finish to make it look premium. The phone comes in four colors including Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green, and Onyx Black colors.

The phone packs Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 12nm processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It will be available in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage models. The phone has a dedicated microSD card slot to expand storage up to 512GB.

Redmi 8 has a dual camera with 12 megapixels primary camera with a Sony IMX363 sensor and f/1.8 aperture. It also has a secondary 2 megapixels depth camera. Xiaomi claims that the camera setup features AI scene detection for 33 scenes for offering a good photography experience. The phone has an 8 megapixels selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera also offers AI face unlock.

Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. It packs 5000 mAh battery with support to 18W fast charging.

  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage: Rs. 7999
  • 4GB RAM with 64GB storage: Rs. 8999

It will be sold from Flipkart, mi.com and Mi Home Stores starting from October 12th.

The 4G RAM variant will be sold at Rs. 7999 for the first 5 million units. It seems the company has no intention of selling the 3GB RAM model. By the time it could sell 5 million units, there will be the Redmi 9 in the market.

It seems the company has no intention of selling the 3GB RAM model. By the time it could sell 5 million units, there will be the Redmi 9 in the market.

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