Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi, has announced the follow-up to their most popular smartphone line with the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.

The successor to the famous Redmi Note 7 will try to have the same appeal that its predecessor has. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 will have a capable processor and set of cameras, without breaking the back.


Obviously, this is a toned-down version of the also-new Redmi Note 8 Pro. Still, it has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor. You can pair it with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

Another big thing about this device is its quad-camera setup on the back. It uses a 48-megapixel ISOCELL GM2 sensor as its primary shooter. Aided by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 2-megapixel macro camera, and a depth sensor.


The battery is no slouch, too. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 will come with a 4,000mAh battery with 18W of fast-charging support via USB Type-C.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Specs

  • Android 9 Pie, MIUI 10
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.39-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~403ppi
  • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 13-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 48-megapixel (ISOCELL GW2, f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Headphone jack
  • Water splash coating
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • FM Radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Colors: Blue, Black, White
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast charging

The XIiaomi Redmi Note 8 will start at CNY999 (~Php7,300) for the 6GB/64GB model, CNY1,199 (~Php8,700) for the 6GB/128GB, and CNY1,399 (~Php10,200) for the top-of-the-line 6GB/128GB variant.

Its official pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that.

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