Recently, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi unveiled the budget Redmi 8A. During the launch, Redmi India’s head, Manu Kumar Jain, also teased the successor of Redmi 7 dubbed the ‘Redmi 8’. Before that, the company’s General Manager Lu Weibing had also teased the Redmi 8.
As for its specifications, the new Redmi phone was listed on TENAA which listed most of them. However, yesterday, Redmi 8 also made an appearance on Google Play Console and China Telecom at the same time, revealing the official specifications.
Here’s everything that we know about the phone:
Design and Display
Design-wise, the smartphone looks similar to the Redmi 8A. At the front, it has a similar waterdrop notch display and the same camera setup (design-wise) at the back.
It will be available in Phantom Red, Fairy Green, Carbon Ash, and Sapphire Blue colors. The fingerprint sensor, on the other hand, will be positioned at the back, unlike Redmi 8A.
The display features a 6.21-inch LCD panel with 720p resolution and 320 ppi pixel density. As compared to Redmi 7, Redmi 8 has a slightly larger form factor.
Internal and Storage
Internally, the smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 439 joined by 3 GB and 4 GB RAM joined by 32 GB and 64 GB onboard storage options.
On the software front, the Redmi 8 will run on Android 9.0 Pie and MIUI 10.
The smartphone, according to listing on TENAA and China Telecom, will feature a dual-sensor rear camera with 12 MP main sensors and 2 MP depth sensors.
At the front, the phone will feature an 8 MP lone sensor for selfies.
Battery and Pricing
One of the best features of Redmi 8 is its massive 5000 mAh battery that will be charged over USB Type-C which is a big upgrade as compared to the 4000 mAh battery featured by Redmi 7.
The smartphone is expected to launch in India soon. At China Telecom’s listing, the smartphone is listed with a $224 price tag which is most likely a placeholder price tag.
It might cost around $150 if we consider the price of previous iterations of the phone.
Redmi 8 Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core (4xARM Cortex A-53 1958 MHz & 4xARM Cortex A-53 1459 MHz)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie);
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.21 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels resolution,
- RAM: 3 GB/ 4 GB
- Internal: 32 GB/ 64 GB
- Card slot: N/A
- Primary: 12 MP + 2 MP
- Secondary: 8 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Price: ~$224 (placeholder pricetag)
Well, Redmi 7 has SDM632 which is a huge upgrade over Helio P22 but now they have given us the again Helio P22 Equivalent or a little bit better chipset, SDM439.
They should’ve given at least SDM632.