Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specification, Price and Release Date

Two after Xiaomi introduces the Redmi 8A, now we the Redmi 8 has been officially announced too. It comes with similar specs but comes in a glass body with Xiaomi’s new Aurora Mirror design, a second camera at the rear and more RAM storage options. Read on as you set your eyes on other information about the Xiaomi Redmi 8.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specification, Price and Release Date

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Features

At the front of the Redmi 8, you will see a 6.22 inch HD+ IPS LCD with a notch that houses the 8MP selfie camera. At the back, we now have a new dual camera setup which is made up of a 12MP main f/1.8 Sony IMX 363 sensor with 1.4um sized pixels and dual PD, the second unit is a 2MP depth sensor.

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The phone has an AI scene detection with 33 profiles ranging from scenery, plants, pets and 6 India specific modes. Another nice addition is the fingerprint sensor which sits below the cameras.

The Redmi 8 still maintains the Snapdragon 439 chipset of the Redmi 8A but now you will get a 4GB RAM option and up to 64GB storage. The Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a whooping 5000mAh battery which supports up to 18W fast charging but you can only get a 10W charger inside the box.

Other extra features include wireless FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR blaster, and P2i splash protection.

Redmi 8 Price and Release Date

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 price starts at INR7,999 ($112) for the 3GB/32GB version, while the 4GB/64GB variant will cost INR8,999 ($126). It will be available for purchase in India from October 12 on Mi.com and Flipkart. The available colours are Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red.

The phone is also available in Ukraine for UAH 4,499 ($181) for the 4/64GB model.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA – China
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – China
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
LAUNCH
Announced Not announced yet
Status Rumored
BODY
Dimensions 156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.15 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
Weight 190 g (6.70 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  Splash resistant
DISPLAY
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.21 inches, 96.3 cm2 (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 9
Chipset Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Adreno 505
MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Single 12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30/60fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Battery charging 10W
MISC
Colors Black, Blue, Red
Models M1908C3IC
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