Xiaomi’s latest generation of Redmi phones dubbed the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 have just been unveiled in Malaysia and befitting the ideals of the brand pack exceptional value at very reasonable prices. Malaysia being the first country to get the phone after its official debut in China with the Redmi Note 8 Pro standing out as it comes with a massive 64-MP rear quad camera.
Redmi Note 8 Pro price and specifications
In terms of hardware, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a generously sized 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD dot drop display that has a whopping 91.4% screen-to-body ratio with a tiny notch up top for the front-facing 20-MP selfie camera that has AI beautification functionality. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a MediaTek Helio G90T 2.05GHz processor paired with an ARM Mali-G76 processor.
The rear quad camera array packs the aforementioned massive 64-MP camera which uses a Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor with an F/1.89 aperture paired with an 8-MP ultra wide angle lens with a 120-degree field of view, a 2-MP macro camera and a fourth 2-MP depth sensor. The output of the primary camera is sufficiently large enough that you can output it on a man-sized poster.
This massive 64-MP primary camera has one of the most powerful sensors mounted on a phone in its price category which is quite a feat indeed. Other mod-cons include a 3.5mm audio jack, an IR blaster, NFC – the first for a Redmi Note phone, a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and AI face unlock. Of note is that the chassis is also shod on the front and rear with Gorilla Glass 5.
Powering the phone is a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging via a Type-C port and the Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in three different colours dubbed Mineral Grey, Pearl White and Forest Green with two storage configurations. The 6GB RAM/64GB variant retails for RM1,099 while the higher end 6GB RAM/128GB variant will retail for RM1,199.
As an early bird special on Lazada and Shopee, they’re offering it the 6GB RAM/64GB variant for just RM999 if you buy it on both platforms between 8 to 11 October.
The higher end 6GB RAM/128GB variant will enjoy a special preorder programme from 8 to 11 October 2019 where Xiaomi is throwing in a free left-side Blackshark Gaming Controller worth RM169 on Lazada and Shopee as well as Mi Authorised stores nationwide.
Redmi Note 8 price and specifications
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 is an affordable blend of price and performance melded into a slick Gorilla Glass 5 shod chassis in your choice of three colours – Space Black, Neptune Blue and Moonlight White.
The hardware consists of a 6.3-inch FHD+ LCD dot drop display up front. Under the hood the phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octacore processor built on an 11nm process with AI support and your choice of three storage variants – either 3GB RAM/32GB, 4GB RAM/64GB storage or the top of the line 4GB RAM/128GB storage variant.
The Redmi Note 8 rear quad camera array comes with a 48-MP F/1.79 primary camera, a secondary 8-MP ultrawide angle lens with a 120-degree field of view, a 2-MP macro camera and a 2-MP depth sensor.
The front comes with a 13-MP front selfie camera. Power is provided by a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging via a USB Type-C port. And yes, it has an audio jack along with an IR blaster.
The Redmi Note 8 3GB RAM/32GB variant will retail at RM599 and will be available from 18 October. The 4GB RAM/64GB variant will retail at RM799 from 12 October and has a special preorder exclusive on Lazada, all Mi Authorised stores and Shopee that throws in a free Mi True Wireless Basic pair of earbud worth RM99 with preorders taking place from 8 to 11 October 2019. The highest end 4GB RAM/128GB variant will retail at RM899 starting from 18 October. For more details swing by Xiaomi’s official page at https://www.mi.com/my/