Less than seven months after its launch, Redmi 7 already has a successor. The Xiaomi Redmi 8, the new affordable phone from the Chinese manufacturer, was announced in India with a slightly smaller screen, more battery and minor changes in the look.
While the previous model had a 6.26 inch screen, the Redmi 8 has a 6.22 inch screen. The display offers HD + resolution, has a 19: 9 aspect ratio and follows with a drop-shaped notch on the top.
The area serves to house the 8 megapixel front camera. The rear camera, in turn, has a 12 megapixel main sensor (Sony IMX363) and a 2 megapixel depth sensor, used to blur the background in photos.
The Redmi 8 now has a 5,000 mAh battery and USB-C port. According to Xiaomi, it is capable of charging up to 65% of the battery in an hour with the help of an 18W charger. However, the phone leaves the factory with a charger of only 10W.
The new smartphone has a Snapdragon 439 processor and will be offered in two options of RAM (3 GB or 4 GB) and storage (32 GB and 64 GB). It also features facial recognition and a fingerprint reader.
In relation to Redmi 7, the most striking change in the visual is in the arrangement of the rear camera, which was on the side and is now in the center, aligned with the digital reader.
The new phone has three color options: black, blue and red. It will be sold in India starting on Saturday (12). These are the prices:
- 3 GB + 32 GB: 7,999 rupees (about R $ 460)
- 4 GB + 64 GB: 8,999 rupees (about R $ 515)
Xiaomi Redmi 8 – specs:
- Screen: 6.22 inches, HD + (1,520 x 720 pixels), 270 ppi, IPS LCD panel, Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: Snapdragon 429 octa-core
- RAM and storage: 3 GB / 32 GB, 4 GB / 64 GB, expandable by microSD up to 512 GB
- Dual rear camera: 12 megapixels, aperture f / 1.8, 1.4 µm + 2 megapixels (depth)
- Frontal camera: 8 megapixels
- Operational system:Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10
- Drums: 5,000 mAh
- More: USB-C, digital reader at the rear, 3.5 mm headphone jack, IR blaster, separate trays for nanoSIM chips and microSD card