The Redmi Note 8 series was launched in China in August and the Note 8 Pro is finally making its way to India. Xiaomi confirmed that it will launch its 64MP quad-camera smartphone in India on October 16, 2019, at an event in New Delhi. Redmi India also tweeted the information on Twitter with hashtag #64MPQuadCamBeast.
It is not confirmed whether Xiaomi will launch only the Redmi Note 8 Pro or also bring the non-Pro variant to India. The Note 8 Pro is priced at Yuan 1,399 (around Rs 14,000) for the base variant of 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM model. The 6GB/128GB model and 8GB/128GB model is priced at Yuan 1,599 (around Rs 16,000) and Yuan 1,799 (around Rs 18,000) respectively.
The India pricing of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is not known but it is expected to be somewhere around the China pricing. Recently, Xiaomi announced a permanent price cut of Rs 2,000 on the Redmi Note 7 Pro bringing it down to Rs 11,999. Also, Xiaomi today unveiled the Redmi 8 with 12MP+2MP dual rear camera setup and 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging for a starting price of Rs 7,999.
Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with dot-notch on top. The screen has 2340×1080 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is powered by the 12nm MediaTek Helio G90T processor paired with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
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The Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a quad-rear camera setup carrying a 64MP wide primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 0.8-micron pixel size. The secondary lens is an 8MP ultrawide sensor clubbed with a 2MP dedicated macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. The front camera on the Note 8 Pro is a 20MP selfie shooter.
The device is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging via USB Type-C. It runs on Android 9 Pie and also sports the 3.5mm headphone jack and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.