Redmi Note 8 & Note 8 Pro – 64-megapixels Camera

Xiaomi has announced 2 new mid-range smartphone yesterday in China. The Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. Redmi Note-series is their best selling smartphone in the company and by just last year, the company has sold more than 15 million units globally in just 6 months.

The company put very high hope in this model with a new refreshed design and specs. The Note 8-series now features a gradient design and comes with a slightly more powerful processor. It also equipped with a quad-rear-camera system and sports’ world first 64-megapixels camera sensor on a smartphone.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

  • MediaTek Helio G90T (New Gaming Focussed SoC)
  • Up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB Onboard Storage
  • 6.53-inch LCD IPS Full HD+ Resolution Display
  • 64-megapixels (Wide) + 8-megapixels (Ultra-wide)+ 2-megapixels Macro + 2-megapixels Depth Sensor
  • 20-megapixels Front Camera
  • 4,500 mAh Battery Supports 18W Fast Charging
  • MIUI 10, Based Android 9.0 Pie

Redmi Note 8

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB Onboard Storage
  • 6.39-inch LCD IPS Full HD+ Resolution Display
  • 48-megapixels (Wide) + 8-megapixels (Ultra-wide)+ 2-megapixels Macro + 2-megapixels Depth Sensor
  • 13-megapixels Front Camera
  • 4,000 mAh Battery Supports 18W Fast Charging
  • MIUI 10, Based Android 9.0 Pie

The new 64-megapixels camera sensor that found on the Redmi Note 8 Pro is actually from Samsung, ISOCELL GW1 that will only be featured on the upcoming Realme smartphone. It was actually pixel binning of a 16-megapixels camera sensor with the size of 0.8 μm. Similar to what 48-megapixels SONY IMX586 that uses pixel binning technology.

Prices in China;

  • Redmi Note 8 4GB + 64GB – RMB 999 (~ RM 588)
  • Redmi Note 8 6GB + 64GB – RMB 1,199 (~ RM 706)
  • Redmi Note 8 6GB + 128GB – RMB 1,399 (~ RM 823)
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB + 64GB – RMB 1,399 (~ RM 823)
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB + 128GB – RMB 1,599 (~ RM 941)
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro 8GB + 128GB – RMB 1,799 (~ RM 1,059)

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in China starting 3rd September whereby the Note 8 will be available 17th September. Jain, Xiaomi India MD mentioned the Redmi Note 8-series will be coming to India in 8 weeks of time for certication and testing. Which mean, the Global version will likely be available in another 2 months or more.

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