Today we had the launch of a Motorola handset in India, the One Macro. Xiaomi also decided to use the day to unveil a smartphone, the Redmi 8. The new entry phone was finally made official after a series of rumors and leaks talking about its look as well as technical specifications. And indeed, all that had been disclosed is correct.
Redmi 8 has a slightly different look. In the rear we see the two cameras positioned vertically in the central region, with an LED flash and the fingerprint reader. At the front, a drop-shaped notch and very thin edges. The bottom is thick enough to hold the brand name.
One point that may cause controversy is the switch from the Snapdragon 632 processor to the lower Snapdragon 439 processor. However, it has a configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space.
Technical Specifications – Redmi 8
- 6.22 inch screen with HD + resolution (1520×720 pixels)
- Drop Notch Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Processor
- 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM
- 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Two rear cameras:
- 12-megapixel main sensor
- 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth
- 5,000 mAh fast-charging 18-watt battery
- P2, USB-C, dual-SIM input
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Colors: black, red and blue
It will be available at Flipkart India, mi.com and Mi Home Stores from October 12th. Those interested can find it in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green, and Black Onyx. The starting price is 7999 rupees for the version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 storage, about 461 reais indirect conversion without the addition of national taxes, or 8999 rupees for the full one, about 519 reais.