Redmi 8 is all set to be launched in India today, just a day after the phone made its global debut in Ukraine. Redmi 8 is the successor to the company’s Redmi 7 smartphone that was launched earlier this year. Redmi 8 will join the Redmi 8A in the company’s India portfolio. Thanks to the Ukraine launch, we already know the specifics of the Redmi 8. The only key details remain to be announced today are the pricing and availability for India.
Xiaomi isn’t hosting a press event for the launch of the Redmi 8, instead it will be announcing the phone via a livestream at 11am IST. As always, we will bring you live updates from the Redmi 8 launch right here. We have also embedded the livestream below.
Redmi 8 price in India (expected)
Redmi 8 price in India is yet to be revealed, however, thanks to Ukrainian pricing of the phone, we have some idea of what to expect. It is quite possible that India price will be lower than the Ukraine pricing of the phone. Redmi 8 price has been set at UAH 3,999 (roughly Rs. 11,480) for the 3GB + 32GB version and at UAH 4,499 (roughly Rs. 13,000) for the 4GB + 64GB variant.
Redmi 8 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 8 runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. It features a 6.22-inch HD+ screen with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The phone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, paired with up to 4GB of RAM. It also packs a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
On the imaging front, there is a dual camera setup on the back with a 12-megapixel primary shooter and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. Xiaomi has also added an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
Other specifications include 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and a rear fingerprint sensor.