Xiaomi launches Redmi 8 in India

Xiaomi launches its new smartphone Redmi 8 in India. Redmi 8 will feature two configurations; 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, priced at INR 7,999 and INR 8,999 respectively. However, as part of celebrating 5 years in India, the first 5 million buyers of Redmi 8 will be able to buy the 4GB + 64GB variant at INR 7,999. It will be available in Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black colour variants starting 00:01 AM (midnight) on 12th October via Mi.com, Mi Homes and Flipkart. It will also go on sale across offline stores soon.

It comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 5000mAh battery, along with support for 18W fast charging (with 10W charger in-box).


Redmi 8 has an AI dual camera setup on the rear, comprising of a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor and a dedicated 2MP depth sensor. The optics are supported by Dual Pixel autofocus to ensure faster focusing. Support for AI scene detection for up to 33 categories makes shooting in different scenarios a cakewalk. On the front, Redmi 8 features an 8MP camera with AI Portrait mode to enable portrait selfies.

It comes with a beautiful Aura Mirror finish making it look extremely beautiful. It comes with a 15.8cm (6.2) high definition IPS LCD. It has a fingerprint sensor placed on the rear for convenient security and also supports AI face unlock.

It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, as well as P2i splash-proof coating and reinforced corners to protect the device against accidental spills and drops.

Redmi 8 supports dual SIM usage with a dedicated microSD card slot (2+1 slot) further expanding the storage up to 256GB.

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