September 26, 2022

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Xiaomi Redmi 8 unveiled with Snapdragon 439 and 5,000mAh battery

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Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi released the Redmi 8A two weeks ago, and now we have the Redmi 8. Both phones are quite similar in specifications but have different bodies.

The Redmi 8 comes in a glass body, sporting Xiaomi’s new Aura Mirror design. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen with a notch to house the selfie camera.

On the rear of the device sits a dual-camera setup. The main shooter is a 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX 363 sensor with 1.4μm-sized pixels and dual PD. The second unit is a 2MP depth sensor. Under the camera setup is a fingerprint sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Fingerprint Sensor

The Redmi 8’s camera comes with a number of AI features. It has AI scene detection with 33 profiles. These profiles range from scenery to plants, pets, and even six India-specific modes.

Under the hood, the Redmi 8 is powered by the Snapdragon 439 SoC, the same chipset in the Redmi 8A. You can now get a 4GB RAM option and up to 64GB of internal storage.

The Redmi 8 comes with a battery of 5,000mAh with support for up to 18W fast charging. However, you only get a 10W adapter in the box.

The phone comes with wireless FM radio. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR blaster, and P2i splash protection.

Redmi 8 Price and Availability

The Redmi 8 comes in two memory variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. It will be available in three color options – Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.

The 3GB+32GB version comes at a starting price of INR7,999 (about $113) while the 4GB+64GB version starts at INR8,999 (about $127). Sales of the device in India will begin at midnight on October 12 on the Mi website and Flipkart.

The 4GB+64GB variant of the phone will also be available in Ukraine at a price of UAH4,499 (about $182).

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

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