Redmi, a sub-brand for Xiaomi is launching its first 64MP its mid-range smartphone series, The Note Series so you may as well see the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro as the successor to the wildly successful, well received and durable Redmi Note 7, 7 Pro.
The Redmi Note 8 was announced late August, 2019, right around or after RealMe, smartphone maker and a fierce competitor in India announced its new Realme XT, a phone very similar to the Redmi Note 8 but on paper the Redmi does beat the device and for the same price at that.
Does this mean that the Note 8’s is better with its 18W battery fast charging, USB type-c and a 64MP camera that the Realme XT does not have? This is a discussion for another day.
As mentioned in our previous post about the best Xiaomi phones with great camera, the Redmi note series is one of Xiaomi’s most successful, best selling phone series and each time a new successor is announced (launched), there’s something to always look forward to.
This time it could be the new 64MP camera debuting on the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Note 8 spots just a 48MP camera alongside its other set of cameras, its still a big deal and we look forward to testing this and sharing more details with you as soon as the phone is available for sale.
Redmi Note 8, Note 8 Pro Features
While as at the time of writing this post, the Redmi Note 8 isn’t available globally however in regions like India and China, the Redmi Note 8 is available hence we can share some key details with you.
The Note 8 has a front glass and a plastic body of about 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm (6.23 x 2.96 x 0.33 in) and weighs 190 (6.70 oz) while the Note 8 Pro has a Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) of about 161.3 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.35 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) and weighs 199 g (7.02 oz).
The Note 8 has dual sim functions (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) with a sceensize of 6.3 inches and an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, up to 16M colors. The Note 8 Pro has a different Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) with a screensize of 6.53 inches and an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, up to 16M colors with the same 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.
The ordinary version does have better ppi density than the pro, not sure why that is.
The Note 8 packs quad (four) back cameras that are 48,8,2,2MP respectively with a 13MP selfie camera while the Pro version spots the much anticipated 64,8,2,2MP back cameras and a 21MP selfie shooter camera.
Redmi Note 8 Specifications
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications
Redmi Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 8
While this may not be that big showdown you’re expecting, and most of these phones usually just have one or two differences from their predecessors, we’re just going to list things the Redmi note 8 and its pro version brings to the table that’s absent in Redmi note 7.
- USB type-c: This one had it coming, devices of around the same prices like the Mi A3 has long had this upgrade.
- Bluetooth 5.0: Enjoy the latest version of bluetooth on the redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro
- Change of Processor: While the Note 8 base sticks to the usual Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 processor, the Pro version takes a turn with its Mediatek Helio G90T that’s specially designed for high use functions like gaming.
- Cameras: The most obvious big changes. The Note 8 and Note 8 pro packs quad cameras with the first 48MP, 64MP cameras while the Note 7 has just the usual dual cameras.
These are the most notable changes that happened between the two device. Although we are thinking about a more detailed showdown, leave a comment below if its something you want to see.
Redmi Note 8, 8 Pro Pricing
Yes we included this data on the specifications table but you may have missed it hence this section to properly break down the prices of the device.
As mentioned earlier, this device is not available globally yet but its on sale in Asia and the prices are faily cheap, just like every other device that originates from the Note series.
The Redmi note 8 price is about 130 EUR which automatically means $143-$145 and 52,000 NGN
The Redmi note 8 pro price is about 180 EUR which converts to $196-200 USD and 72,000 NGN based on the conversion rates on 03/09/2019.
Also these prices are just speculations, when they phone is made available to the global community, we’ll update the prices based on data from reputable online shops like Amazon.
Thoughts On The Note 8?
A penny for your thoughts?
Personally for the pricing, I think this is a great device. I can’t wait to have it in my hands for detailed testing and review.
Based on the data we’ve been able to gather on the Redmi note 8, what are your thoughts? Share with us in the comments section.
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