Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro are currently the two smartphones that Indians are highly anticipating for a launch. With Xiaomi single-handedly monopolizing the budget smartphone market in India, no wonders why search terms related to the company peak around product launches. Well, we have got some good news for all the anticipating fans, Xiaomi is going to launch the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro on October 16 by all probability.
The company is organizing a special event in India if the cryptogenic tweets of the official twitter handle are to be believed. The date also coincides with the launch of the MIUI 11 software update which the company recently rolled in China. Speculations are rife that the new smartphone would ship with MIUI 11 out of the box.
What adds concreteness to the above date is the fact that eCommerce giant Amazon is also teasing the product launch on its website. It must be noted that Amazon is the official e-commerce partner site for the sale of Redmi smartphones in India.
With the phones being already available in the Chinese market, one can fairly easily come across the specifications of the phones. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to ship with MIUI 11 (Android 9 Pie) out of the box and packs a 6.53-inch full HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display. Being powered by MediaTek's new gaming-oriented processor MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, the device comes bundled with 8 Gigabytes of onboard RAM and up to 128 GB of onboard storage in the top variant.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is touting an industry-first 64-megapixel main camera. This camera also has the support of an additional 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and two 2-megapixel cameras. A larger than life 20-megapixel selfie camera is present for all your selfie requirements.
The phone packs a gigantic 4,500mAh battery with support for fast charging (18W). Other standard features include NFC, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster. The phone is also IP52 certified.
Xiaomi is expected to launch the product in line with Chinese price tags. The base variant consisting of 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage is expected to cost around Rs.13,999. The top-end variant with 8 GB Ram and 128 GB memory will set you back around INR 17,999. The phone may get special cashback and launch offers.