Xiaomi Redmi 8 officially presented in India: affordable price, lots of battery
Just a few weeks after the launch of the Redmi 8A, the Redmi 8 is the next entry-level smartphone from the Xiaomi subsidiary brand. Not only are the names very similar, the two smartphones are also very similar technically. In India, where the smartphone was introduced, the Android smartphone is already being sold for the equivalent of a little over 110 francs or 100 euros.
Basically, I can simply copy a lot of the technical data from the Redmi 8 from the article on the Redmi 8A. The Redmi 8 also has a 6.22-inch HD + display with a subtle notch. The 8 megapixel camera for selfies is located in the so-called waterdrop notch.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor is responsible for the drive. Depending on the memory variant selected, this is flanked with 3 or 4 GB of RAM. The internal storage space is either 32 or 64 GB. This can be easily expanded with a microSD card.
Xiaomi Redmi 8: With dual camera and Sony IMX363 sensor
In contrast to the Redmi 8A, this time Xiaomi has installed a dual camera on the back. The Sony IMX363 sensor with 12 megapixels (f / 1.8 aperture) is supported in this model by a 2 MP camera for depth information (bokeh effect).
Xiaomi uses a classic fingerprint sensor for the Redmi 8. With the Redmi 8A, this also fell victim to the “red pen”, so that the even cheaper model only offers face unlock as a “biometric” protection mechanism.
The strong 5000 mAh battery has remained the same, which is a good thing. The Redmi 8 should thus achieve very good runtimes. In addition, it can be recharged relatively quickly with 18 watts – provided you have the right power adapter. Xiaomi only supplies a 10 watt power supply – presumably for cost reasons.
As mentioned above, the Redmi 8 with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage is available in India from just over 100 francs / 100 euros. The model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage costs around 125 francs or 115 francs. Market launch is October 16, 2019.
Quite a good price, considering the well-coordinated hardware. It is not yet known whether Xiaomi will officially offer the Redmi 8 in Europe.