Xiaomi Redmi 8 launched in India at Rs 7,999 for the first 5 million buyers

Xiaomi India continues to expand its budget portfolio with smartphones. The newest member is the Redmi 8, which produces a series of industry premieres.

Just a few weeks after the Redmi 8A, the Redmi 8 is pushing the family forward with improvements in the camera, battery, and design sectors.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications

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Redmi 8 uses the same efficient Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 chipset with 3 or 4 GB of RAM as the Redmi 8A. The display is a 6.2-inch LCD screen with a HD + resolution and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

The most important upgrades start with the cameras, as the Redmi 8 features a dual camera on the back. The primary shooter is a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with a 1: 1.8 aperture and a 1.4 μm pixel size. A 2 megapixel depth sensor helps with portraits and edge detection. The scene detection and the support of Google Lens are also integrated into the camera app this time. The front camera is an 8MP shooter.

The selfie camera can be used to unlock the face. A fingerprint scanner on the back provides additional security.

Keeping everything running is a large 5,000 mAh battery charged via USB Type C. The Redmi 8 supports the 18W fast charging and a 10W quick charger is included. This makes it one of the cheapest phones to do this.

The back design gets a new look with the new "Aura Mirror" style and gives the mix a shiny, glass-like finish. Color options include sapphire blue, ruby ​​red and onyx black. The phone is also splash-proof p2i.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 price and availability

The Redmi 8 is available in two configurations: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The first five million customers receive the higher version for Rs 7,999, and buyers who opt for the 3 GB version get a free upgrade to the 4 GB version. The sale starts on October 12th.

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