19 million units of the Redmi 8 smartphone series have been sold

Today, Redmi brand leader Lu Weibing has published a teaser picture on the Weibo social network dedicated to the next milestone in sales of Redmi 8 smartphones. As it turned out, currently the sales of the series models have exceeded the mark of 19 million units. This includes Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi 8A Dual and Redmi 8A Pro models.

19 million units of the Redmi 8 smartphone series have been sold

In his message, the head of the company noted that a full upgrade of the Redmi line, marked with a five-star rating for high quality, will be released soon. This seems to contain a hint of a local announcement of Redmi 9. The global version of the model has introduced 11 days ago. It received a quad camera, a MediaTek Helio G80 platform, NFC and a 5020 mAh battery. Here is a reminder of its full specifications:

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Redmi 9 specifications

  • 6.53-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio G80 12nm processor (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 2GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs) with up to 1000MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
  • 3GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 32GB (eMMC 5.1) / 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 10 with MIUI 11, upgradable to MIUI 12
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 118° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth and 5MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1 mm; Weight: 198g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC (Optional), USB Type-C
  • 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging
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Redmi 9

Xiaomi’s budget line of Redmi-numbered phones has lost some space over the past years. The truth is that customers nowadays are much more interested in the Note lineup than the regular Redmi phones. This forced Xiaomi to decrease even more the level of specifications on these devices to the point that it almost became pointless. Let me clarify. Last year, the company announced the Redmi 8A with the Snapdragon 439. The A-phones are the most affordable devices offered by the company offering solid, but modest specs for a low price. The Redmi 8, should, in theory, offer more than the Redmi 8A, however, it came with the very same chipset and battery. The only differences were the presence of a fingerprint scanner and better cameras on the upper model. This year, however, Xiaomi brought the Redmi phone to the place it deserves. The Redmi 9 came with solid specifications and a very affordable price tag.

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