Last week, there were speculations that Xiaomi is getting set to unveil the Redmi Note 8. That was the first-ever mention of this device and there was no confirmation that it existed. However, we now have confirmation from Xiaomi VP and general manager of the Redmi brand, Lu Weibing. Reacting to questions by netizens, Lu Weibing said that the “Redmi Note 8 is much stronger than the next door…”. Although the statement is not entirely clear, it confirms the existence of this smartphone.
Last month, some netizens asked Wang Teng, Xiaomi Product Director, if the company will have a press conference in August. His response further fueled speculations that the Redmi Note 8 will arrive this month. The Note 8 will be the successor to the Note 7 Pro and it will probably come with a couple of new features.
For now, it would be safe to expect the new 64MP camera as well as a faster charging on this phone. Recall that earlier, Redmi announced a new 64MP camera prototype. There is every reason to think the Redmi Note 8 will sport this CMOS. The 64MP camera sensor showcased by Redmi is not the first on the market. In May, Samsung demonstrated its own 64MP resolution lens, namely ISOCELL Bright GW1. According to the official information, the Samsung GW1 sensor has a pixel size of 0.8μm. It uses a pixel-combined Tetracell technology and re-mosaic algorithm. In a low-light environment, the 64MP resolution will switch to the 16-megapixel due to the 4-in-1 mode. As a result, the pixel size will achieve to 1.6μm, and it will support 480fps video recording.
Samsung’s 64MP sensor will appear in phones made by various manufacturers. We have heard one of the first models will be the Samsung Galaxy S11. But the upcoming Realme smartphone will be using it as well. So it’s quite possible the Redmi Note 8 is on the way, and it will be packed with its own 64MP camera lens. Not so long until August, let’s wait and see.