Xiaomi Redmi 8 Goes Official; Features Snapdragon 439, 5000mAh Battery, 12MP Dual Camera

Even though the company has just launched plenty of new devices for the past few weeks including Redmi TV, Mi Mix Alpha, Redmi 8A and Redmi Note 8 (which is coming to Malaysia this week), Xiaomi is not done yet. Over in India yesterday, the company has added a new model into its stable by announcing the Redmi 8.

Equipped with a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display, the Redmi 8 is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and is available with up to 4GB of RAM as well as 64GB internal storage. Housed within the display’s notch is an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

The Redmi 8 also comes with a dual rear camera system on its back that includes a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor and f/1.8 lens on its main camera, alongside a 2MP depth sensor. A 5000mAh battery with support for up to 18W fast charger completed the phone’s general specifications.


In terms of pricing, the Redmi 8 with 4GB/64GB configuration has a standard price tag for INR 10,999 (~RM 650). However, Xiaomi will be offering it at INR 7,999 (~RM 473) to celebrate the device’s global debut in India.

The phone’s launch date in Malaysia is not yet known at the moment although during a media Q&A at the Redmi Note 8 series launch, the Country Manager of Xiaomi Malaysia, Allen An has confirmed that Redmi 8 is coming to our market very soon. So, stay tuned.

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