A few days ago, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, held a press conference where it released the Redmi Note 8 series. On the launch day, the official pre-sale of the Redmi Note 8 Pro commenced for a 100 yuan ($14) deposit fee. Now, those who paid the non-refundable 100 yuan ($14) has till tomorrow to make the final payment. This pre-sale also comes with a free headphone. With the first official sale holding tomorrow, there are a lot of expectations for this smartphone. It is the first device with a 64MP camera and its also a gaming smartphone.
At the launch, Redmi general manager, Lu Weibing, said the Redmi Note 8 Pro is not a high version of the Redmi Note 8. Rather, it comes with its own design and features. To put it simply, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a flagship camera, flagship performance, and a flagship look/feel. However, it goes for a mid-range price.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53 full-screen display and it has the TÜV Rheinland eye certification. It uses a COF flagship packaging process with an ultra-narrow chin and a 3D four-curved glass body. It is available in three colours including white, grey and green colours.
One of the main selling points of the Note 8 Pro is the 64MP Samsung GW1 CMOS sensor with a 1 / 1.7 photosensitive area. This sensor is capable of outputting 9248 x 6936 resolution photos. In the core configuration, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with MediaTek Helio G90T gaming chip. On AnTuTu, this chip exceeds the Snapdragon 710 but falls short of the Kirin 810.
Redmi Note 8 Pro is also Redmi’s first phone to use a copper tube liquid cooling. The copper tube area is larger and the external copper area is an auxiliary heat insulator. According to the company, the core temperature of the CPU can be reduced by 4-6° C. In addition, it can also cool the charging chip at the same time. On the battery side, this device comes with a larger 4500 mAh battery which the company claims can offer 2 days normal use, 18 days standby, 19.5 hours video time, 9 hours gaming time and 54 hours talk time. In addition, it supports 18W fast charge with a standard 18W charger just like the Redmi Note 8. The Note 8 Pro also supports QC 3.0, QC4+, USB PD, MTK PE multiple fast charge protocols.
In terms of pricing, the Note 8 Pro is available in three versions. While the 6GB+64GB version sells for 1399 yuan ($196), the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB versions sell for 1599 yuan ($224) and 1799 yuan ($252) respectively.