Xiaomi Malaysia has launched its latest devices in the Redmi portfolio, specifically the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. The star of the show is definitely the 64MP camera sensor, but we’ll get to that a little later. Let’s take a look at the Redmi Note 8 first.
Redmi Note 8
The Redmi Note 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The display has a 6.3-inch FHD+ LCD Dot Drop display panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is also protected with a 2.5D glass with rounded display corners and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
In the camera department, the Redmi Note 8 features an AI quad camera system. It consists of a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP 120-degree ultra wide angle sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP sensor for depth sensing to allow bokeh shots. On the front, you’ll find a lower 13MP selfie camera.
The Redmi Note 8 runs on a 4,000mAh battery equipped with a USB Type-C port and 18W fast charging. Connectivity wise, the device has dual 4G SIM, Bluetooth 4.2, headphone jack, and even an IR remote.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Running on a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has 6GB of RAM with up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It also features a larger 6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop Display with the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio as the Redmi Note 8.
Taking a look at the camera system, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has the same AI quad camera setup, except that the 48MP sensor has been swapped out for a much higher 64MP sensor. It is capable of clearer images, 960fps slow-motion recording, and on the front,you’ll find a 20MP selfie camera.
Giving the Redmi Note 8 Pro enough juice to power through the day is a 4,500mAh battery that also supports 18W fast charging. The device does feature liquid cooling to keep gaming more efficient, working in tandem with Game Turbo 2.0.
Pricing and Availability
Redmi Note 8:
- 3GB + 32GB – RM599
- 4GB + 64GB – RM799 (8/10/2019 – 11/10/2019 Pre-order Promo: Free Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic)
- 4GB + 128GB – RM899
Redmi Note 8 Pro:
- 6GB + 64GB – RM1,099
- 6GB + 128GB – RM1,199 (8/10/2019 – 11/10/2019 Pre-order Promo: Free Black Shark Gaming Controller Left)
As for the Redmi Note 8, for those who purchase it online from the 8th to 11th of October 2019, you’ll be treated to a special price of RM999 instead of RM1,099 for the 6GB + 64GB variant.