Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the upcoming budget smartphone in India. It is going to be the eighth Redmi series phone and successor of earlier launched Redmi 7. The main target of the company is to provide an affordable smartphone with best specs under Rs 10,000. So we cannot expect powerful specifications of the Redmi 8. However, here are the expected specifications, price, and launch date of Xiaomi Redmi 8 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Expected Features
We expect the upcoming Redmi 8 will come with upgraded cameras, processor, and software. The design of the phone can be the same as its predecessor that is a water-drop notch design on top. At the back, there will be a glass-looking design which is made of plastic. The phone will surely come with impressive gradient color options.
We expect the device will be powered by Snapdragon SoC. As usual, the company will offer two storage variants that are 2GB+32GB and 3GB+32GB. While we also expect it to come with a higher 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant.
The Redmi 8 is going to be the budget smartphone so we cannot expect any triple rear camera modules. There will be the same dual rear camera and single selfie camera modules as its predecessor. But there will be more improvements in camera functionalities.
The battery of the device will remain the same that is 4000mAh with the same outdated micro-USB port but the charging speed can be improved. There will also come with a headphone jack and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Following are the specifications of Redmi 8.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specifications (Unofficial)
The Redmi 8 will have a 6.4-inch IPS LCD HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) display with a dot notch design and 19:9 aspect ratio screen. On the front, there will be a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The new device could come with a more bezel-less screen on sides and at the chin than its predecessor. While to look premium at the back there will glossy finish that is a reflective glass made of plastic and at sides, there will be a polycarbonate frame.
The phone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU. It will be coupled with 2/3GB of RAM with an internal memory of 32/64GB. As said we also expect it could come with 4GB + 64GB storage model. The option of expandable storage will also be available where there will be having a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 512GB).
The Redmi 8 will be having a dual rear camera setup along with LED flash. The primary camera could be of 12-megapixel with f/2.2 and secondary can be of 5-megapixel depth sensor camera with f/2.4 aperture. While recently the company has introduced new camera features for its smartphones. The Redmi 8 is also expected to come with night-mode, PDAF support, EIS, etc. Further, there will be a 13-megapixel selfie camera with face unlock and AI beauty.
The phone will run on the operating system of Android 9.0 Pie-based on MIUI 10. There will be a 4000mAh large battery with fast charging support. Moreover, it will also come with a fingerprint sensor on its back.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Price in India
The Redmi 8 will be made available to buy at an affordable price and its price will not exceed more than Rs 10,000. So the expected price of the Redmi 8 for its base variant that is 2GB + 32GB could be set at Rs 8,000. The 3GB RAM with 32GB storage could be priced at around at Rs 9,000. If the company launches the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant then it could cost Rs 10,000. However, the above price details are just expected and are according to the price set for the launch of all previous Redmi series phones.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Launch date in India
Recently in March 2019, the Redmi 7 was launched and its predecessor that is Redmi 6 was launched in June 2018. So there are more than 8 months difference in launch date of next Redmi series. While it is difficult to expect the exact launch date but we expect the launch date of the Redmi 8 will take place in Q4 of 2019 and there is a high chance of launching in December 2019.