Xiaomi has just announced the Redmi 8A in India and the company is now launching the Redmi 8, as per an official teaser posted today. The launch is on October 9th while we’re yet to hear about the highly anticipated Redmi Note 8 Pro. The China launch of the handset shouldn’t be very far either as the handset has been spotted on China Telecom just a couple of days back with its entire spec-sheet. The handse has also been certified at TENAA.
Based on the latest information, the Redmi 8 comes with a Snapdragon 439 SoC. Understandably, this would be a downgrade from the Snapdragon 632 that was fitted in its predecessor. China Telecom mentions M1908C3IC as the model number for the Redmi 8. It also has a 6.21-inch HD+ display powered by a 5,000mAh battery, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The only difference seems to be a secondary rear camera in the form of a depth sensor. The retail price of the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version is 1599 Yuan from the telecom operator.
The mentioned colours are Red, Green and Blue although we might see even more shades eventually.