It’s official. Xiaomi will launch its 64MP camera toting Redmi Note 8 Pro in India on October 16. The announcement was made on the sidelines of Xiaomi Redmi 8 India launch. Xiaomi had previously confirmed that it will launch the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 phones in India by the end of October – possibly around the festival of Diwali. It would be interesting to see if the October 16 launch date will see the vanilla Redmi Note 8 breaking cover for the Indian market.
Even though Realme tried to steal its thunder, Xiaomi holds the crown for launching the world’s first smartphone equipped with a 64MP camera – aka the Redmi Note 8 Pro. But it certainly won’t be the first brand to do that in India – the Realme XT with 64MP main camera is already available for buying in India.
We have received about 64 Million queries from an infinite number of Mi fans for this. 🤩— Redmi India for #MiFans (@RedmiIndia) October 9, 2019
Here's announcing the launch date of this beast of a phone. #64MPQuadCamBeast is coming on 16th October 2019. Can we get 6400 RTs on this? pic.twitter.com/mcvWwfJ26l
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is also the first smartphone in the world to pack MediaTek’s new Helio G90T processor.
Speaking of core specs, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has 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. The processor inside, as mentioned earlier, is the Helio G90T which is paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. 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.
On to the cameras, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a four-camera setup on the rear consisting of a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro lens. That main camera uses Samsung’s 64MP GW1 sensor that can shoot 16MP photos by default and 64MP photos through software interpolation. On the front, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20MP camera.
As for the vanilla Redmi Note 8, the phone 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, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage, a 48MP main plus 8MP ultra-wide plus 2MP depth plus 2MP macro quad rear camera setup, a 13MP front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.