Xiaomi has sold over 100 million Redmi Note devices globally since 2014 – which is when the first Redmi Note came into being. Clearly the Redmi Note has been a global bestseller around the world – especially in India where the lineup has become kind of synonymous with affordability and reliability. And over the years, Xiaomi has only upped its game.
The newest Redmi Notes, aka the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8, are no different. While the Redmi Note 8 starts at Rs 9,999, the Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs 14,999. Both the phones will be available for buying in India from October 21.
Both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 pack some good hardware specs and yet they’re very aggressively priced – much like any other Redmi Note in the past.
100 MILLION Mi Fans across the world chose to own and use a #RedmiNote device as their daily driver.— Redmi India for #MiFans (@RedmiIndia) October 16, 2019
100 million stories, infinite possibilities. As we prepare to unveil our best ever #RedmiNote yet, such milestones push us to bring the best for all of you. #64MPQuadCamBeast pic.twitter.com/CuxAo7trtF
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch 1080p+ IPS LCD display with Xiaomi’s dot-notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as on the back. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a MediaTek Helio G90T processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage which is also expandable via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. There’s also liquid cooling for seemingly cooler extended gameplay. Software inside is Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10. The Redmi Note 8 Pro further comes with a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging through USB Type-C. Xiaomi will be bundling a fast charger in the box this time. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a four camera setup on the rear. It has a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro lens. On the front, it has a 20MP camera.
The Redmi Note meanwhile is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage, it packs a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging through USB Type-C (fast charger in the box), a quad camera setup on the rear consisting of a 48MP main plus 8MP ultra-wide plus 2MP depth plus 2MP macro sensor, a 13MP front camera, and it has a 6.39-inch 1080p+ display with Xiaomi’s dot notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as on the back.