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Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications and price in India, launched today!

Redmi 8 features an AI Dual camera powered by Sony’s IMX363 sensor, and is powered by a 5000mAh two-day battery!

   

Xiaomi launches Redmi 8 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage at INR 7,999! Xiaomi, India’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand in terms of sales, today announced an upgrade to its popular Redmi series lineup with Redmi 8. The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is expected to become the choice for smartphone buyers this season with a compelling price tag of INR 7,999 with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM in tow.

Besides, Redmi 8 features a 12MP Sony IMX363 dual camera setup, a massive 5000mAh battery, a USB Type-C port with up to 18W fast charging support.

With an objective to provide an all-round experience for today’s youth, Redmi 8 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This allows for convenient usage without having to worry about exhausting storage space. 4GB RAM, on the other hand, allows for seamless multitasking — something never quite seen on a smartphone in this segment.

Redmi 8 features a two-day 5000mAh battery, along with support for 18W fast charging (with 10W charger in-box). With an aim of bringing innovation to everyone, Redmi 8 features a USB Type-C port, upgrading from the micro USB port on the Redmi 7. This coupled with the 12nm power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 ensures up to two days of uninterrupted usage.

Redmi 8 has an AI dual camera setup on the rear, comprising of a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor and a dedicated 2MP depth sensor. The optics are supported by Dual Pixel autofocus to ensure faster focusing. Support for AI scene detection for up to 33 categories makes shooting in different scenarios a cakewalk. On the front, Redmi 8 features an 8MP camera with AI Portrait mode to enable portrait selfies.

Redmi 8 comes with a beautiful Aura Mirror finish making it look extremely beautiful. It comes with a 15.8cm (6.2) high definition IPS LCD. It has a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear for convenient security and also supports AI face unlock.

Redmi 8 comes with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 protection, as well as P2i splash-proof coating and reinforced corners to protect the device against accidental spills and drops.

The user experience is further enhanced by wireless FM Radio, dual SIM dual VoLTE capabilities. Redmi 8 supports dual SIM usage with a dedicated microSD card slot (2+1 slot) further expanding the storage up to 256GB.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications

15.8cm (6.2) High Definition IPS LCD Display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
AI Dual camera: 12MP + 2MP depth sensor
Sony IMX363 sensor rear camera with dual PD autofocus
8MP front camera with AI Portrait mode
Octa-core 1.95GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439
4GB RAM + 64GB storage 
Dual SIM + dedicated microSD slot 

(expandable up to 512GB)

5000mAh battery
USB Type-C
Up to 18W fast charging (10W fast charger in the box)  
Fingerprint scanner
AI Face unlock
Dual SIM Dual VoLTE
Wireless FM radio
P2i splash proof 
156.4 × 75.4 × 9.4mm dimensions

INR 500 crore gift for Mi Fans 

Redmi 8 will feature two configurations; 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, priced at INR 7,999 and INR 8,999 respectively.

However, as part of celebrating 5 years in India and selling 100 million phones within these 5 years, Xiaomi India will give back a gift worth INR 500 crores to its Mi Fan community. In doing so, the first 5 million buyers of Redmi 8 will be able to buy the 4GB + 64GB variant at INR 7,999.

Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said,

“Redmi 8 has been built for users looking for an uncompromising all-round experience, especially on the storage, RAM and camera fronts. Smartphones in this range usually offer a limited user experience, and we are trying to challenge the status quo.

“In addition, we are offering the phone at INR 1000 further below the honest price for the first five million consumers on the occasion of our fifth year anniversary, which translates to a gift of INR 500 crores to our Mi Fan community in India.  We hope that all our Indian Mi Fans will enjoy this amazing device.”

Xiaomi Redmi 8 sale date and availability

Redmi 8 will be available in Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black colour variants starting 00:01 AM (midnight) on 12th October via Mi.com, Mi Homes and Flipkart. It will also go on sale across offline stores soon.

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Written by Ketan Jha

Ketan Jha is an aspiring writer who loves everything beautiful and is always eager to inspire and motivate people! He loves latest gadgets, and technology! Find him here.

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