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Redmi Note 8 Pro with 64MP Quad Rear camera launched in India along with Redmi Note 8

The 64MP camera smartphones will be the new normal in the coming days. After the launch of the Realme XT and the Samsung Galaxy A70s another 64MP laced smartphone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, launched in India today. The latter was first unveiled in the Chinese market in August this year.

Besides the 64MP camera, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with MediaTek G90T SoC, 4,500mAh battery, and liquid cool technology for the cooler gaming experience. Xiaomi also launched the regular Redmi Note 8 today. More on that later.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

First up, the Redmi Note 8 Pro rocks a 6.53-inch full HD+ LCD display with a water drop-style notch at the top center. The display comes with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, HDR support, and 400 nits maximum brightness.

On the inside, powering the handset is a newly launched 12nm MediaTek Helio G90T SoC which is gaming-centric. However, the smartphone includes Game Turbo 2.0 and comes with a liquid cooling system to further elevate the gaming experience. The processor is mated to Mali G-76 MC4 GPU, 6GB RAM/8GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB default storage having further expansion support up to 256GB via microSD card.

Talking about the optics, a quad-camera setup on the rear includes a 64MP f/1.9 Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor which delivers 16MP pixel-binned shots with better details, especially in the low light conditions. Rounding off the quad cameras are 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. Upfront, a 20MP f/2.0 selfie shooter handles the selfie and video chatting task.

The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. A 4,500mAh battery shipped with 18W fast charging adapter keeps the phone running. Amongst other things, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, IR Blaster, NFC, and IP52 water-resistance rating.

Redmi Note 8

Talking about the Redmi Note 8, it features a 6.39-inch full HD+ LCD display with a water-drop notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. As against the MediaTek SoC in the Pro model, the Redmi Note 8 is kitted with a Snapdragon 665 SoC. The handset packs Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

Instead of a 64MP sensor the Redmi Note 8 tacks on a 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX586 primary sensor on the back as part of a quad-camera setup. Other thee sensors are the same as present on the rear of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

While the camera setup is placed at the center of Note 8 Pro’s back panel, it is positioned at the top left corner of the back of the Redmi Note 8. On the front, the Redmi Note 8 has a 12MP f/2.0 selfie camera inside the water-drop notch.

The handset runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 slapped on top. A 4,000mAH battery with 18W fast charging adapter out-of-the-box backs the Redmi Note 8. Other notable inclusions are fingerprint scanner at the back, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C, and IR Blaster.

Pricing and Availability

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at INR14,999 for the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model while the 6GB RAM+128GB model and 8GB RAM+128GB model are priced at INR15,999 and INR17,999, respectively. The smartphone will be available in Gamma Green, Halo White, and Shadow Black paint jobs.

Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, is priced at INR9,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage model and INR12,999 for the 6GB RAM+128GB storage model. The smartphone will be available in Neptune Blue, Moonlight Black, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, and Space Black.

Both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 8 will go on sale starting October 21 via Amazon India, mi.com, and Mi Home stores.

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