October 1, 2022

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Redmi Note 8 Pro will not have a Snapdragon-powered Variant

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 8 Pro a couple of months ago. The Chinese tech giant released the device with the gaming-centric Helio G90T chipset.

Over time, rumors started springing up that the company would release a Snapdragon version of the device. However, Lu Weibing, the General Manager of the Redmi brand, has put the rumors to rest. This means that there will be no Snapdragon-powered variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Weibing disclosed this in response to a post on Weibo. A user posted, “I heard that Redmi Note 8 Pro has a Snapdragon version, Snapdragon 730G, 27W fast charge, and an on-screen fingerprint sensor”. In response to this, Weibing said “No.”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Earlier this month, a new Xiaomi model, M1912G7BE, passed the 3C certification. The certification shows the device coming with the same charger as the Xiaomi Mi 9 and supporting 27W fast charge. There have been rumors that this device belongs to the Redmi series. However, Xiaomi has not confirmed this.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, earlier said that the company would release more than ten 5G smartphones next year. Just last week, he also disclosed that all of Xiaomi’s 2020 smartphones above 2,000 Yuan (about $285) would support 5G.

So, while you wait for all these smartphones, have it at the back of your mind that there will be no Snapdragon-powered Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Author: Vincent AbolarinVincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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