After the official rumors and confirmations of the past few weeks, the announcement finally arrived from the Chinese manufacturer. Xiaomi unveiled the new Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro during an event held in China. The main novelty is represented by the four rear cameras, but there are other interesting features.
The Redmi Note series has always been composed of mid-range smartphones, but the manufacturer has begun to introduce improvements that were previously available on more expensive devices. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a curved 3D glass cover on four sides and has received IP52 certification, so it resists splashing water. The 6.53-inch screen , protected by the Gorilla Glass 5, has a full HD + resolution (2340 × 1080 pixels) and a notch that houses the 20-megapixel front camera . The screen-to body ratio of 91.4% was obtained by reducing the thickness of the frames: 2.05 millimeters (upper), 1.8 millimeters (right and left) and 4.2 millimeters (lower).
The Chinese manufacturer has chosen a MediaTek Helio G90T core octa processor with liquid cooling system. The hardware equipment also includes 6/8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64/128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The rear photo module is in the center and includes a main Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 64 megapixel sensor , combined with a f / 1.8 aperture lens. There is also an 8 megapixel camera with wide-angle lens and two 2 megapixel cameras, one for depth and one for macros.
Connectivity is guaranteed by the 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and LTE (dual SIM) modules. There are also the fingerprint reader on the back, the 3.5mm audio jack, the FM radio, the USB Type-C port and the 4.500 mAh battery with 18 Watt fast charge. The operating system is Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 interface. The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available from September 3 in White, Jade Green and Electric Gray. Prices are 1,399 yuan (6GB + 64GB), 1,599 yuan (6GB + 128GB) and 1,799 yuan (8GB + 128GB).
The Redmi Note 8 has a 6.39 inch screen (2340 × 1080 pixels), Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, 4/6 GB RAM, 64/128 GB of storage, 13 megapixel front camera and 4,000 mAh battery . Of the four rear cameras the main one changes, for which a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor was chosen . All other specifications are identical to those of the Pro model. Three colors are available for launch (17 September): Black, Blue and White. Prices are 999 yuan (4GB + 64GB), 1199 yuan (6GB + 64GB) and 1,399 yuan (6GB + 128GB).