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

Michail, 09 October 2019

Two weeks after introducing the Redmi 8A, we get the Redmi 8. It offers similar specs but in a glass body with Xiaomi’s new Aura Mirror design, a second camera around the back and more RAM and storage options.

Redmi 8 unveiled with dual camera setup, Snapdragon 439 SoC and 5,000 mAh battery

Upfront we have a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS LCD with a notch for the 8MP F/2.0 selfie cam. Around the back, we get a new dual-camera setup with a main 12MP F/1.8 Sony IMX 363 sensor with 1.4μm sized pixels and dual PD. The second unit is a 2MP depth sensor.

There’s 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.

Redmi 8 unveiled with dual camera setup, Snapdragon 439 SoC and 5,000 mAh battery

The Snapdragon 439 chipset from the Redmi 8A is carried over but you now get a 4GB RAM option and up to 64GB storage. On the battery front, you get a 5,000 mAh cell which supports up to 18W fast charging but you only get a 10W adapter in the box.

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

Redmi 8 in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red Redmi 8 in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red Redmi 8 in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red
Redmi 8 in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red

The Redmi 8 will come in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red colors starting at INR 7,999 ($112) for the 3/32GB model while the 4/64 GB variant will go for INR 8,999 ($126). Sales in India are scheduled to begin at midnight on October 12 on Mi.com and Flipkart. The phone is also available in Ukraine for UAH 4,499 ($181) for the 4/64GB model.


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  • R8_aa

Redmi 8 has finally arrived in Malaysia, comes in two spec options and below is the official pricing: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – RM499 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – RM599 It’s available in three colours – Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue and Ruby ...

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