Redmi 8 launched in India; It’s the Redmi 8A with dual cameras and more memory

The Redmi 8 is official. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, which may be seen as a huge downgrade from the Redmi 7 which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset.

Redmi 8

In terms of memory, the Redmi 8 has a 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot on the Redmi 8, which supports up to 512GB of expandable memory. The screen on the device is a 6.22-inches HD+ display, with a water-drop notch and is protected by  Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Redmi 8 sports dual cameras with a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, a 2MP secondary sensor and Dual Phase Detect Auto Focus. The cameras support Google Lens. The selfie lens is an 8MP sensor which supports Face Unlock. The phone has a rear placed fingerprint scanner.

The Redmi 8 is backed by a 5000mAh battery, which supports 18W Fast charging over a USB Type-C port. The phone only comes with a 10W charger in the box. The device has a P2i coating and is splash-proof.

Redmi 8 specs

  • Display: 6.22-inches HD+ 1520 × 720 pixels, water-drop notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Operating System: MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB storage, up to 256GB microSD
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP Sony IMX363 + 2MP AI Dual camera f/1.8 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, and Dual Phase Detect Auto Focus, LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP AI Camera, Face Unlock
  • Battery: 5000mAh, USB Type-C, 18W Fast charging (10W Fast charger in box)
  • Dimensions: 156.33 × 75.4 × 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 188g
  • Misc: Fingerprint scanner, P2i coating
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, Wireless FM Radio
  • Colours: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Onyx Black

Redmi 8 price in India

The Redmi 8 has been priced at Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant, while the 4GB/64GB variant will cost Rs. 8,999. The device will be available from October 12th from Flipkart, Mi.Com.

Xiaomi India is offering the Redmi 8 4GB variant for Rs. 7,999 for the first 5 Million buyers. If you order the 3GB version, you will get the 4GB variant at the same price until the offer is valid.

The Redmi 8 appears to be very similar to the Redmi 8A, with the only difference being that the former has dual cameras and more RAM and storage.

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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