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Redmi 8 with dual rear cameras launched in India: Pricing and specifications revealed

The smartphone comes with a 5,000mAh battery

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi today announced the launch of its new smartphone in India. The company introduced Redmi 8 that comes with a dual rear camera set up. The handset is the successor of Redmi 7 that was launched by the Chinese company few months ago in April. Redmi 8 features Xiaomi’s Aura Mirror design and will be available in four colour options. The key details of the newly launched smartphone include a 5,000mAh battery, rear fingerprint sensor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC.

Redmi 8 pricing and availability details:

Redmi 8 has been launched in two storage variants, 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. The base variant will be available with a price tag of Rs 7,999 and the 4GB RAM can be purchased at Rs 8,999. According to the company, the first 5 million Redmi orders of the 4GB of RAM with a 64GB storage model will be shipped to everyone at Rs 7,999 only and also to those who order the 3GB variant.

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The device will be available in four colour options Oynx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue. It comes with a splash-resistant P2i coating and Xiaomi’s Aura Mirror design. The handset will start selling from October 12 at 12 midnight onwards through online platforms Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores.

Redmi 8 specifications

Redmi 8 features a 6.22-inch High Definition IPS LCD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The latest device runs MIUI skinned on Android 9 Pie OS. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The storage can be expanded up to 512Gb via a microSD card.

In terms of camera capabilities, Redmi 8 comes with an AI-powered dual rear camera set up. The setup includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 main camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera system is supported by AI Scene Detection and Google Lens features. While on the front there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with AI Portrait mode to enable portrait selfies along with face unlock feature.

The connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, infrared, wireless FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Redmi 8 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device draws the power from a 5,000mAh battery supported with 18W fast charging technology. However, the company provides a 10W charger inside the box. The 18W charger can be bought separately.

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Komila Singhhttps://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is a one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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