Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi8 in India today (Wednesday, October 9). With the announcement, the company now has two handsets under the new Redmi 8 series, the other one being the Redmi 8A.
Redmi8 will be available in India in two variants — 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The first sale for the Redmi8 will take place on October 12 on Flipkart.
The company has brought some new additions, including a new glossy Aura Mirror finish at the back with three colour options – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black. Software wise, the Redmi8 runs on Android 9 Pie with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 10 skin. It features a 6.22-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with 5000 mAh battery and USB Type-C port.
Other features include a micro SD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot, dual-SIM 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, infrared, wireless FM radio, splash-resistant P2i coating, 3.5 mm headphone jack.
In the camera department, there is a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor to take selfie and make video calls. The phone also offers a fingerprint scanner at the back as well as Face Unlock.
Xiaomi says that the first five million units of the 4GB RAM variant will be available for Rs 7,999. So if a customer orders the 3GB RAM variant, he will be upgraded to the 4GB RAM variant.