Alleged Redmi 8 appears on TENAA with full specs

17 August 2019
It sports a dual camera setup at the back and packs a 5,000 mAh battery.

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LG Superfan, 19 Aug 2019With 16:9 the biggee the phones gets the wider it is say Phone A... moreBut you're going about this all wrong. As you increase screen size, you increase both the width and the length of the screen regardless of the aspect ratio. Now a phone that is more-squarish will increase in both axis more squarely, and a more rectangular-phone will increase in both axis more rectangular-ily. There's no magic ratio where one axis increases different to another, because if it did, then the aspect ratio would change.

Ergonomics is affected more-so with the phone's portrait-width, so if you want to compare different aspect ratios this factor much be controlled/equal. That means keeping the screen portrait-width equal, and observing the changes in the length. Then you realise how the top and bottom portions of the screen are wasted within the software. Not just videos and games, but the majority of Apps do not scale properly. And even when they do, you still can't disregard the actual increase in the phone's dimensions. With that said, we have to also keep in mind that the length cannot be too large either, or it may not fit into a Standard Sized pocket of Men's Denim Jeans. Women's pants don't usually have pockets, and they instead carry purses, so they can carry larger tablets or phones if desired.

If you're interested here's how "Large Phones" would compare:
16:9 - 5.94in - 74mm x 132mm = 9,727mm² (Phone size: 78mm x 142mm)
17:9 - 6.23in - 74mm x 140mm = 10,355mm² (Phone size: 78mm x 150mm)
18:9 - 6.51in - 74mm x 148mm = 10,937mm² (Phone size: 78mm x 158mm)
19:9 - 6.81in - 74mm x 156mm = 11,575mm² (Phone size: 78mm x 166mm)
20:9 - 7.10in - 74mm x 164mm = 12,171mm² (Phone size: 78mm x 174mm)
21:9 - 7.40in - 74mm x 173mm = 12,792mm² (Phone size: 78mm x 183mm)

Previously I compared "Medium Phones" as such:
16:9 - 5.22in - 65mm x 116mm = 7,512mm² (Phone size: 69mm x 126mm)
17:9 - 5.47in - 65mm x 123mm = 7,982mm² (Phone size: 69mm x 133mm)
18:9 - 5.72in - 65mm x 130mm = 8,443mm² (Phone size: 69mm x 140mm)
19:9 - 5.98in - 65mm x 137mm = 8,926mm² (Phone size: 69mm x 147mm)
20:9 - 6.24in - 65mm x 145mm = 9,401mm² (Phone size: 69mm x 155mm)
21:9 - 6.50in - 65mm x 152mm = 9,869mm² (Phone size: 69mm x 162mm)

If you're interested in "Small Phones" here's how they could compare:
16:9 - 4.42in - 55mm x 98mm = 5,386mm² (Phone size: 59mm x 108mm)
17:9 - 4.63in - 55mm x 104mm = 5,719mm² (Phone size: 59mm x 114mm)
18:9 - 4.84in - 55mm x 110mm = 6,045mm² (Phone size: 59mm x 120mm)
19:9 - 5.06in - 55mm x 116mm = 6,391mm² (Phone size: 59mm x 126mm)
20:9 - 5.28in - 55mm x 122mm = 6,731mm² (Phone size: 59mm x 132mm)
21:9 - 5.50in - 55mm x 128mm = 7,066cm² (Phone size: 59mm x 138mm)

Kangal, 19 Aug 201916:9 is NOT wider, why do people keep bringing up this myth? Don... moreWith 16:9 the biggee the phones gets the wider it is say Phone A with 6" 16:9 phone and Phone B with 6.5" 18:9 both will have same width but latter being taller will show more more content in portrait mode the orientation which we use in almost all scenario except gaming and movie watching, with Google now supporting odd ratios natively games and easily adapt to those ratios meaning there will be no wasted spaces as far as movies go there is no work around and for 21:9 its good for movies too but as I said previously it does not look as good

LG Superfan, 18 Aug 201916:9 is wide and wider phones are less pocketable and 21:9 is to... more16:9 is NOT wider, why do people keep bringing up this myth? Don't trust the marketing.

The way it works is, you have a compact 16:9 phone.
If you want to make it into a 18:9-to-20:9 phone, you actually add more phone and screen to the top and bottom. Now its no longer as compact, it is physically longer. Yet, the screen size is the same for a 16:9 video.

Now if you go for a 21:9 aspect ratio, the phone becomes even larger.
However, you now have the added benefit of watching 21:9 movies (there's plenty). So at least this trade-off is justified from an engineering perspective.

I personally wouldn't mind a 17:9 phone, if that extra screen space was used for the rounded corners, notch, and Bar for Navigation and Notification. This would make it as compact as a 16:9 phone because you have fundamentally shifted the bezels to screen. When you move up beyond that shape, this shift becomes less equal and more exaggerated. And things get further distorted if you introduced curved edges, so let's not even get into that.

I don't want to sound dogmatic, but I will try to prove the point using Mathematics:
Phone 1)
1600 x 900 screen
5.2 inch screen (115mm × 65mm = 7,454mm²)
Side bezels 2mm each
Top/Bottom bezels 5mm each
Total Phone size: 125mm x 69mm
Screen-to-Body ratio: 86.7%
16:9 Video-to-Body ratio: 86.7% (MOST common)
21:9 Movie-to-Body ratio: 64.8% (common)
Weighted Bezel Ratio: ~80%

Phone 2)
1700 x 900 screen
5.4 inch screen (121mm × 65mm = 7,779mm²)
Side bezels 2mm each
Top/Bottom bezels 5mm each
Total Phone size: 131mm x 69mm
Screen-to-Body ratio: 87.0%
16:9 Video-to-Body ratio: 82.7% (MOST common)
21:9 Movie-to-Body ratio: 69.6% (common)
Weighted Bezel Ratio: ~75%

Phone 3)
1800 x 900 screen
5.7 inch screen (130mm × 65mm = 8,384mm²)
Side bezels 2mm each
Top/Bottom bezels 5mm each
Total Phone size: 140mm x 69mm
Screen-to-Body ratio: 87.5%
16:9 Video-to-Body ratio: 77.4% (MOST common)
21:9 Movie-to-Body ratio: 72.9% (common)
Weighted Bezel Ratio: ~70%

Phone 4)
1900 x 900 screen
6.0 inch screen (138mm × 65mm = 8,986mm²)
Side bezels 2mm each
Top/Bottom bezels 5mm each
Total Phone size: 148mm x 69mm
Screen-to-Body ratio: 87.8%
16:9 Video-to-Body ratio: 73.2% (MOST common)
21:9 Movie-to-Body ratio: 79.1% (common)
Weighted Bezel Ratio: ~65%

Phone 5)
2,000 x 900 screen
6.2 inch screen (144mm × 65mm = 9,281mm²)
Side bezels 2mm each
Top/Bottom bezels 5mm each
Total Phone size: 154mm x 69mm
Screen-to-Body ratio: 88.1%
16:9 Video-to-Body ratio: 70.3% (MOST common)
21:9 Movie-to-Body ratio: 82.1% (common)
Weighted Bezel Ratio: ~65%

Phone 6)
2,100 x 900 screen
6.5 inch screen (152mm × 65mm = 9,869cm²)
Side bezels 2mm each
Top/Bottom bezels 5mm each
Total Phone size: 162mm x 69mm
Screen-to-Body ratio: 88.4%
16:9 Video-to-Body ratio: 66.9% (MOST common)
21:9 Movie-to-Body ratio: 88.4% (common)
Weighted Bezel Ratio: ~75%

Kangal, 18 Aug 2019My point is 19:9 is sub-par. It's too short of 21:9 content and... moreAnd I agree with slim bezel design like meizu

Shadocx, 18 Aug 2019To me 18:9 is perfect because 18 is the double of 9, but that's ... moreI agree but 19:9 ratio is mostly used on notch phones, hide the notch and you get 18:9

Kangal, 18 Aug 2019My point is 19:9 is sub-par. It's too short of 21:9 content and... more16:9 is wide and wider phones are less pocketable and 21:9 is too long for some and it doesnt look good imo 18:9 is best

  • Anonymous

The hardware specs are horrendous and the design looks old and boring. The only good thing about the Redmi 8 is the 5000mAh battery lol.

LG Superfan, 17 Aug 201916:9 is old and 21:9 is too long for some so 19:9 is fineMy point is 19:9 is sub-par.
It's too short of 21:9 content and it's too long/wasteful for 16:9 content.

Companies should stick to 16:9 screen to produce more compact phones, or step-up to a 21:9 screen to satisfy the trend (keeping up with Joneses) while improving cinematic viewing. And they should make the Selfie-camera either under-screen, or place it in a Slim Bezel (see Meizu 16s) which also houses the front-firing stereo loudspeakers.

LG Superfan, 17 Aug 201916:9 is old and 21:9 is too long for some so 19:9 is fineTo me 18:9 is perfect because 18 is the double of 9, but that's too 2017-2018 I guess.

  • Anonymous

MasTomi, 17 Aug 2019Redmi.... This is 2019...please... Ditch 2/16 variant. And ... moreIt's better to have more options why would uou wt them to ditch 2/16 having three versions is better than 2 versions

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 17 Aug 2019What's wrong with the market these days? If this phone comes ... moreOnly chills cares about these features

  • Anonymous

zulllio, 17 Aug 2019redmi 8 has mediatek p22 No sd632 is more powerful than p22(which is equal to sd439 in redmi 7a) i don't think that its successor will habe weaker soc

It's nice to have USB C on the Redmi Note 7.
Plse lets have USB C on all forthcoming Redmi's. As well as 5000 mAh battery ,notification Led & triple card slot!!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 17 Aug 2019sd625?Sd665

  • Anonymous

These monthly releases again.

Anonymous, 17 Aug 2019Why still a 720p screen. We know the Redmi is the lower spec Not... moreAlright head of consumer statistics department

  • zulllio

Anonymous, 17 Aug 2019sd625?redmi 8 has mediatek p22

iAmNeek, 17 Aug 2019Another Redmi 7....same specsCan be, but having 1000mah more is a big bonus to have future battery phone with 5k battery

Another Redmi 7....same specs

  • Shatalizer

The design was clearly stolen from Sony Xperia line.