Redmi Note 8 released with quad-rear cameras and SD665 SoC


Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, temporarily opened its new headquarters, Xiaomi Science and Technology Park for the Redmi Note 8 series conference. The employees are said to be able to move in completely in September. This is also the first time that Xiaomi held a press conference on the new campus. The conference venue is Xiaomi’s basketball hall. At the commencement of the conference, Xiaomi reminded us that the Redmi Note 8 series has not been released but it already has over 2 million bookings.

Lu Weibing, general manager of the Redmi brand is at the hub of the launch event. Redmi will release a couple of devices including a TV and a notebook. However, the conference started with the launch of the Note 8.  According to the company, the Redmi Note 8 series serves to popularize the quad-camera setup for high-end smartphones.

Redmi Note 8

The Redmi Note 8 uses a 6.3-inch full-screen display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. In comparison with the Note 7, the screen ratio increased from 86% to 90%. The Note 8 also comes with a narrower chin and a low-blue Blu-ray certification. In addition, this smartphone features a dual 2.5D Corning’s fifth-generation gorilla. This means that the glass in front and the rear are highly resistant to physical damage. Furthermore, this smartphone uses a four-corner protection design which protects it from splash and other light fluid actions. The Redmi Note 8 will be available in three colors: ochre black, white moon, dream blue.

Redmi Note 8

In the camera department, the Note 8 uses a quad-rear camera setup. The main sensor is a 48MP camera and it is supported by an 8MP super wide-angle, 2MP depth of field and 2MP super macro sensors. Upfront, this smartphone has a 13MP shooter for selfies and it supports AI beauty.

Redmi Note 8

Looking at the hardware, the Note 8 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. This chip is an AI upgrade version of Snapdragon 660. The lights of this smartphone are kept on by a decent 4000 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charge. In addition, we also have a standard with 18W charger in the box.

Redmi Note 8

There are other interesting features of the Note 8. While many smartphones are expunging the 3.5mm headphone jack, the Redmi Note 8 retains this feature. In addition, it comes with USB Type-C and the earpiece uses the 0810 high power receiver for the first time. This gives the device 40% more volume.

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Redmi Note 8

The speakers have also been upgraded to improve loudness and tri-band sound quality with a 60% increase in external low frequency. The speaker dust screen includes a Nano Mesh double-layer dust-proof process for the first time. It also has a hidden skill – the speaker sonic dedusting.

As for the pricing, the Redmi Note 8 comes in three versions. While the 4GB+64GB version sells for 999 yuan ($140), the 6GB+64GB version and 6GB+128GB versions sell 1199 yuan ($168) and 1399 yuan ($196) respectively. The Redmi Note 8 Pro release is NEXT…

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2 Comments

  1. M F KHAN
    August 29, 2019

    Correct the typo in the Heading, it’s SD 665, not SD 655 which has been written.

  2. Rafal Bielecki
    August 29, 2019

    overpriced on presale on ALIEXPRESS, it should cost around 140 U.S. dollars for 4gb/64gb