Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with SD665 SoC and 48 MP quad rear cameras is now official in India

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone in India today at a launch event and along with that, the company also launched the Redmi Note 8 in India.

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The Redmi Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch dot notch Full HD+ display with thinner bezels and 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. It offers 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and comes with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is the same chipset used in the Mi A3.

The device comes with up to 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128 GB UFS 2.1 internal storage. The company is also offering a dedicated microSD card slot in India which supports memory card of up to 512 GB.

In the camera department, it comes with quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a 48 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth camera for Portrait mode. On the front side, it features a 13 MP snapper with AI Beautify mode.

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The phone’s camera comes with support for features like improved night mode for low-light photography, along with AI beautify, Portrait mode and AI scene detection among others. The device comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security.

The smartphone, which is splash-proof and dust-proof, runs Android 9 Pie OS out of the box with the company’s own MIUI 10 on top. It is powered by a 4000 mAh battery and comes with 18W fast charging support with USB Type-C port.

The Redmi Note 8 comes in four color options — Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, and Space Black. The base model is priced at ₹9,999 while the top-end model costs ₹12,999. The phone will go on sale in India from 21st October.

Redmi Note 8 Specifications

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC
  • GPU: Adreno 610 GPU
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Operating System: Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10
  • Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+ dot notch display with 2340 × 1080 pixels screen resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 90% screen to body ratio
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth camera
  • Front Camera: 13-megapixel with AI Beautify features
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, and USB Type-C port
  • Other: Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, P2i nano coating
  • Colors: Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, and Space Black
  • Battery: 4000 mAh with 18W fast charging

Pricing and Availability in India

  • Price of 4 GB + 64 GB: ₹9,999
  • Price of 6 GB + 128 GB: ₹12,999
  • Availability: From 21st October via Amazon and Mi.com