Redmi 8 Launched In India – Price, Specifications, and Features

Xioami has finally launched the Redmi 8 smartphone in India. It comes with a waterdrop-shaped notch and dual rear cameras. Read more to find about Redmi 8 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Price and Availability

Price Rs 7,999

The Redmi 8 is priced in India at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. The 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model comes with a price tag of Rs 8,999.

As an introductory offer, the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant will also be available at Rs 7,999 (for the first five million units). Customers who order the 3GB RAM model will also get upgraded to the 4GB RAM variant.

The new handset will be available via Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and Flipkart. Sales start at midnight on Saturday, October 12.

Also read: Sony Xperia 8 Launched With 21:9 Display, Snapdragon 630 SoC

Specifications

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 439
RAM3GB/ 4GB
Internal Storage32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 512GB)
Display6.22-inch, HD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Primary (Rear) CameraDual (12MP + 2MP) with flash
Front Camera8MP
Battery5,000mAh
Dual SIMYes

The Redmi 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and up to 4GB RAM. The internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 512GB).

The 5,000mAh battery comes with multiple AI optimizations. It supports 18W fast charging. A 10W charger is included in the retail box.

Camera

The new smartphone sports a dual-camera setup at the back. It includes a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and a 2MP depth sensor.

Camera features include AI Portrait and AI Scene Detection (recognizes 33 scene categories, including six India-specific categories).

For selfies and video calling, the Redmi 8 an 8-megapixel front camera with artificial intelligence (AI) powered features. It also supports the Face Unlock feature.

Also read: Coolpad Cool 5 With Helio P22 SoC, 4,000mAh Battery Launched In India

Features

  • Dual rear cameras
  • Waterdrop notch
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • Wireless FM radio
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB Type-C port
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Splash-resistant P2i coating
  • Aura Mirror Design
  • Three color options

The Redmi 8 runs the Android 9 Pie operating system with MIUI 10 on top. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, infrared, wireless FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.

The dual-SIM smartphone features a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It also has splash-resistant P2i coating on top. A fingerprint sensor is placed at the back.

The Redmi 8 comes with a new ‘Aura Mirror Design’ at the back. It comes in Oynx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue color options.

Also read: Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Launched With Surround Display, 108MP Primary Camera

Conclusion

The new smartphone is the successor of Redmi 7 (launched in April this year). It was launched with a starting price of Rs 7,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant.

Recently, the Redmi 8A was launched in India with a starting price of Rs 6,499.

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