At the launch of Redmi 8A in India today, the company has teased the launch of Redmi 8 in India soon. At the end of Redmi 8A online launch, Xiaomi India head and VP Manu Jain asks “But, What about the Redmi 8, weren’t we supposed to launch it today?” He gets a response saying that it’s for the next launch.
This confirms that the Redmi 8 will be launched in India soon. However, no exact launch date has been revealed in the launch.
Redmi 8 with model number M1908C3IC was spotted on TENAA certification website in China last month. As per the TENAA listing, the Redmi 8 will feature will have 6.26-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass dot-notch display with a resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels. The phone will be powered by 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 chipset.
It will three storage variants – 2GB RAM with 16GB storage, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The phone will also come with an option to expand the storage of up to 512GB with microSD card. It will have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and will get the juices from a powerful 5000mAh battery with 10W charging support.
On the camera front, the Redmi 8 will have a dual rear camera setup with 12-megapixel as the primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with LED Flash. On the front, it will have an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Redmi 8 smartphone will run on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top of it. It will have connectivity options like Dual SIM, VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and a micro-USB port. The phone will measure 156.3×75.4×9.4mm and weighs 190 grams.