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Redmi 8 with Snapdragon 439, 5000mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 7,999

With the ongoing festive season, Xiaomi is now giving users a number of new options to make a shift from the feature phone they may currently be using to a smartphone that’s not going to burn a hole in their pockets. Redmi 8 is the latest addition to the company’s entry-level portfolio and it brings along a modern display, dual-cameras, and a massive battery to offer the complete experience at a bang for the buck price.

Redmi 8: Specs and Features

Starting odd with the design, Redmi 8 introduces a new “Aura Mirror” design language in the mix, which we expect to be carried forward to its much-awaited Redmi Note 8 lineup that’s coming later this month. This makes the rear panel pretty reflective with the dual-cameras and physical fingerprint aligned at the center.

redmi 8 specs

Redmi 8 sports a 6.26-inch display with a waterdrop notch up-top and a thick bottom bezel that hosts the Redmi branding. It has p2i coating on top for dust/ water protection.

Under the hood, Redmi 8 is powered by the same chipset as the Redmi 8A – Snapdragon 439. It’s paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via the dedicated microSD card slot onboard.

 

redmi 8spec

This smartphone comes equipped with a dual-camera setup on the rear. You get a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor (Sony IMX363 sensor, similar to Redmi 8A, Poco F1, and Pixel 3a) and a 2MP depth sensor for some excellent portrait shots. You’ll find an 8MP selfie sensor baked into the waterdrop notch as well.

One of the key highlights of Redmi 8 is the massive 5,000mAh battery as compared to the 4,000mAh battery pack on its predecessor. It supports 18W fast-charging via USB-C, which is great, but you will need to buy the fast charger separately. Only a 10W charger has been included in the box.

Price and Availability

Redmi 8 has been priced starting at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant, but you will need to shell out Rs. 8,999 for the higher 4GB+64GB variant. However, the first five million users can snag the higher variant at Rs. 7,999 as Xiaomi is celebrating being the number 1 smartphone brand in India for the past 8 quarters. It will even upgrade all the 3GB variant order to 4GB ones for free, which is just awesome.

It comes in 3 color variants namely Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and the Onyx Black. The device will go on sale from 12th October, exclusively on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Xiaomi’s offline stores.

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