Here’s why the Redmi 8 comes with the Snapdragon 439 SoC


Xiaomi has released the Redmi 8 smartphone with controversial specifications. This is because the brand has decided to launch it with the Snapdragon 439 processor after the Redmi 7 that arrived with the Snapdragon 632.

We are talking about a less powerful processor, but Redmi‘s general manager, Lu Weibing, was keen to justify on Weibo the reason for this choice. According to him, the brand made a survey before the launch of the smartphone, asking which features were most important to users.

According to the results, the most important for these was: battery, performance, and good build quality. According to Lu Weibing, the brand has decided to focus on these points in the new device.

The battery is the focus of the Redmi 8

Redmi 8
Redmi 8

So it arrived with 5000mAh battery, USB type C, and support for fast charging 18W. The 2GB version of RAM was canceled, and Mi Turbo 2.0 and better memory cleanup were added.

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As for the processor, the brand confirms that it achieves a performance quite similar to the well-known Snapdragon 625. The publication even shows the results in AnTuTu of both processors. The GM of Redmi says this is because it is a 12-nanometer processor and has the new Mi Turbo.

At the end of the justification, Weibing ends by saying that anyone who is concerned about performance should opt for the Redmi 7 or Redmi Note 8. And that who wants better battery life should opt for the Redmi 8. Still, it is interesting that it ends up to advise the previous model.

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