Since Redmi became a totally independent brand of Xiaomi, it has only launched new smartphones to the market. Not only its successful Redmi Note 7 that has managed to reach in just 8 months figures that exceed 20 million units sold worldwide, but also various mid-high and high-end devices such as the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro.
Now, in order to renew its mid-to-high-end range, the company has introduced the new Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro. Two new smartphones that in addition to wanting to take the throne from the king of the mid-range, Redmi Note 7, in the case of the Pro model offers us a device with which to enjoy our favorite video game, experiencing the best possible feeling thanks to its innumerable technologies designed for the most gamers.
Redmi Note 8 Pro, the first gaming smartphone in the Xiaomi sub-brand
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes as one of the most economical alternatives for those looking for a smartphone with which to optimally play virtually any video game in the Android catalog without the need to disburse a large amount of money with it.
|Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||
161.35 × 76.4 × 8.79 mm – 199.8 grams
|SCREEN||6.53 ? (FHD + 2.340 × 1.080)|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio G90T + GPU Mali G76|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB|
|STORAGE||64 / 128GB – UFS 2.1|
|OS||Android 9 Pie + MIUI 10|
|REAR CAMERAS||Samsung ISOCELL GM1 64MP – f / 1.89, 1.6µm (21MP)
Telephoto 2MP – f / 2.4, 1.75µm
Wide Angle 8MP – 1.12µm, 120º
Super Macro 2MP – 1.75µm
|FRONTAL CAMERA||Selfie 20MP f / 2.2|
|DRUMS||4,500mAh with fast 18W charging|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity, compass|
|SECURITY||Fingerprint reader on the back, IP52 certification|
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5.0 (aptX HD), NFC|
|OTHERS||USB Type C, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio, Liquid Cooling, Game Turbo 2.0.|
|PRICE||Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 64GB: 1,399 yuan, about 176 euros ($ 195)
Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 128GB: 1,599 yuan, about 201 euros ($ 222)
Redmi Note 8 Pro 8 / 128GB: 1,799 yuan, about 227 euros ($ 251)
* Redmi Note 8 Pro specification table
If you look at its exterior design, this new device has a 3D finish and also integrates fifth generation Corning Gorilla Glass protection on both sides. On its front, we find a 6.53-inch screen with FHD +resolution of 1,080 × 2340 pixels and 600 nits, which thanks to its small bevels and its small notch in the form of a drop of water on the top, achieves an advantage of 91.4 %.
On its back we find a total of four cameras arranged vertically, as well as a fingerprint sensor. The novelty is found in the central location of the cameras, as well as in a new integrated macro type lens parallel to the rest.
Inside the new Redmi Note 8 Pro we find a MediaTek Helio G90T. A powerful 8-core processor manufactured in 12nm and equipped with MiraVision technology capable of improving and optimizing hardware performance when running video games. In combination, we find several options of 6 or 8GB of RAM, as well as 64 or 128GB of internal storage UFS 2.1 expandable by microSD.
For the cooling of its internal components, we find an innovative liquid cooling system, capable of achieving optimum temperatures of around 4-6 degrees less in relation to other conventional cooling systems.
Likewise, the distribution of the antennas inside has been strategically placed, ensuring that a very good coverage is always available, regardless of the way in which we grab the smartphone. And, the new Redmi Note 8 Pro has TÜV certification, a German certification that guarantees low latency not only through WiFi but also through LTE.
Up to four rear cameras
In the photographic section, this new range of smartphones brings for the first time to the wide range of Xiaomi devices, a quadruple rear camera: The main sensor, a telephoto lens, a wide-angle and as a novelty, a macro type sensor. Specifically, the characteristics of these cameras are:
- Main camera: Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 64MP, x aperture, and 1.6µm pixel size. This new camera makes use of Tetracell technology combining 4 pixels in 1, obtaining as a result 21MPphotographs with a greater definition we are still in low light environments.
- Telephoto Camera: 2MP photographic sensor, x aperture and pixel size of 1.75µm.
- Wide Angle Camera: 8MP photographic sensor, a pixel size of 1.12µm or a viewing angle of 120º.
- Super Macro Camera: 2MP photographic sensor capable of focusing at a distance of 2cm with a pixel size of 1.75µm.
On its front and integrated into the notch in the form of a drop of water, we find a 20MP selfie camera equipped with detection of different scenarios by artificial intelligence. Also, its main camera allows the recording of a slow-motion video of 960fps.
Large 4,500mAh battery and other features
The new Redmi Note 8 Pro has a large battery that reaches 4,500mAh with fast 18W charging. Undoubtedly, a capacity for all those who seek to have a battery throughout the day or even more.
Other features of this new Redmi Note 8 Pro are NFC connection, Game Turbo 2.0, IR infrared port, USB Type C, audio jack connector (Hi-Res), Bluetooth 5.0, P2i coating and fingerprint reader in its part later. A fairly complete smartphone that does not forget virtually any current technology.
Price and availability
The Redmi Note 8 Pro will is currently avaialbe on Gearbest for the prices below. Their prices are as follows:
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 64GB: Goes for ($329)
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 / 128GB: goes for ($ 369)
- Redmi Note 8 Pro 8 / 128GB: goes for ($399)
Likewise, two exclusive editions of the Redmi Note 8 Pro World of Warcraft will be released. A limited-edition that in addition to a fully personalized box, inside you will find a protective case, as well as other personalized accessories with themes of the famous video game.