Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro unveiled with gaming features, quad rear cams and more starting from ~RM589

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As previously hyped and speculated, the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro have been unveiled in China and as most fans of the series know, the new series is quite competitive in terms of price starting from ~RM589 only! Without further ado, here is everything you need to know about the Redmi Note 8 series. 

Let's start with the Redmi Note 8 Pro first, we already know this smartphone does pack a new gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G90T chipset and has two variants of 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB memory capacity with expandable memory up available. The 6.53-inch display is just IPS LCD material, though, but in Full HD+, and using Gorilla Glass 5 panels, TUV Rheinland certified. The body happens to be IP52 splash resistant too. 

In terms of features, the 64MP (ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor) camera is capable of recording a 960fps slow-mo video and also accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor, whereas the front camera is 20MP. The battery is 4500mAh with 18W rapid charging and to accommodate the gaming chipset, it has a liquid cooling technology, as well as having Game Turbo 2.0 and HyperEngine by MediaTek, and being able to switch between WiFi and 4G connectivity. 

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Top to bottom - Fritillaria White, Ice Jade and Electro-optic Ash

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Top to bottom - Fantasy White, Fantasy Blue and Meteorite Black

Moving on to the vanilla Note 8, it's more or less the same as the Note 8 Pro. The only differences are the Snapdragon 665 chipset, 6GB + 128GB memory (expandable memory) and a 4000mAh battery pack. The front camera is 13MP, whereas the quad rear camera has one slight chance which is the main camera using a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture. Of course, both phones are running on MIUI 10 out of the box. 

Since there are different memory variants, each has a different price tag which you can view below.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – 1399 Yuan (~RM825 )
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – 1599 Yuan (~RM943)
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – 1799 Yuan (~RM1061)

Redmi Note 8

  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – 999 Yuan (~RM589)
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – 1199 Yuan (~RM707)
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – 1399 Yuan (~RM825)

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Finally, the previously teased Redmi Note 8 World of Warcraft Limited Edition was also announced but no price was mentioned. There is a controller specially made for the Note 8 Pro for 99 Yuan (~RM58), though, so that's nice. 

The Redmi Note 8 series should be making their way to the Malaysia market in the future. Until then, stay tuned for the official Xiaomi news only at TechNave.com.