The wait is over, the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro — the proper successor to Redmi Note 7 series — has finally arrived in Nepal.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Firstly, let’s talk about the gaming-friendly mid-ranger, the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The phone gets a MediaTek G90T chipset which is the first of its kind in any smartphone. It is also the first mid-range device to come with a liquid cooling chamber to dissipate the heat while playing heavy games. Likewise, the phone also offers an option to connect both WiFi and 4G simultaneously to offer seamless gaming.
Besides the gaming aspect, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also shines in the camera department with its quad-camera setup. It’s one of the first devices to come with a 64MP rear camera in Nepal (the first being the Galaxy A70s). The 64MP camera comprises a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor which brings quad-binning pixel technology. The impressive camera is paired alongside an 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens.
The selfie camera, on the other hand, boasts a 20MP sensor that is hidden inside the notch up top. And like usual it comes with a great deal of AI as well as scene recognition features.
Talking about the front, the phone’s LCD display measures 6.53-inch in diagonal with a Full HD+ resolution and small bezels to boast.
Powering all these features is an impressive 4,500mAh battery with 18W quick charging support.
As for the pricing, the phone comes in three memory configurations and of course three different price ranges. The 6/64GB variant will cost you NPR 26,999, the 6/128GB variant is priced at NPR 29,999, whilst the 8/128GB will go for NPR 32,999 in Nepal.
Redmi Note 8
The non ‘Pro’ variant — the Redmi Note 8 has a Snapdragon 665 chipset with a fair share of power. The back sees the same number of cameras, albeit less powerful than its counterpart. Out of four, the first one is a 48MP sensor with a Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP dedicated macro lens. Selfies are taken care of by a 13MP camera cramped inside the notch.
At the front, the phone has a 6.3-inch LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution but misses out an in-display fingerprint scanner as well, instead, the phone has it at the back just like the Pro variant.
The phone gets its juice from a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging as well. Both phones get a Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing wise, the Redmi Note 8 comes in two variants: the 4/64GB variant goes for NPR 18,999, while the 6/128GB will set you back NPR 23,999.
Both phones will go on sale starting today through 900+ Mi offline stores as well as online shopping stores, including Daraz and SastoDeal.