Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 launched in India

Xiaomi launched its gaming and photo-centric Redmi Note 8 Pro in India today priced at Rs. 14,999 ($210). The device features MediaTek’s gaming-focused G90T processor and a 64-megapixel primary sensor in a quad-camera setup.


  • Screen: 6.53-inch fullHD+ screen
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core processor
  • Memory: 6/8GB
  • Rear camera: 64–megapixel sensor with f/1.89 aperture + 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture(field of view: 120-degrees) + 2-megapixel macro camera + 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • Front camera: 20-megapixel with f/2.0
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh
  • Charging:  Fast charging with 18W charging brick included
  • Software: Android 9.0 pie with
  • Internal storage: 64/128GB

The phone has a quad-camera setup on the rear with a physical fingerprint sensor. While in-screen fingerprint sensors are in vouge, physical sensor as still super quick and I don’t really mind this trade-off.

redmi note 8 pro
Redmi note 8 pro

The company boasted a lot about the 64-megapixel camera at the briefing and at the launch. However, unless you’re taking large print outs or zooming into the photo, you won’t notice a difference between a pixel-binned 16-megapixel photo or even a 48-megapixel photo.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro will go head-to-head with the Realme XT which also sports a 64-megapixel camera.

Xiaomi is bringing the Redmi Note 8 to India. It comes with a quad-camera setup with a 48MP main shooter, 8 MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth helper. Other key features include a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charger in the box and a dedicated microSD slot.

Like the Note 8 Pro, the Note 8 comes with a dual glass build and has a fingerprint reader on the back. Under the hood, we have the Snapdragon 665 chipset which is paired with 6 GB RAM and up to 128GB storage.

The Redmi Note 8 comes in Space Black, Neptune Blue, Cosmic Purple and Moonlight White and will be available starting October 21. The 4/64GB version will go for INR 9,999 ($140) while the 6/128GB INR 12,999.

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