Yesterday we had anticipated it with a video and today we have the official certainty, let's talk about what will most likely become the best buy of the entry-level range, the new Redmi 8.
Given that the video already showed several specifications of the device, today's post is more a confirmation of most of them, as well as adding more details that we lacked and the prices, at least the Indian ones.
Official Redmi 8 with Snapdragon 439 and flagship camera
So let's start with the screen that remains the same as the younger brother (the Redmi 8A) also presented in India a few weeks earlier, we are talking about a display of 6,22 inches diagonally, HD + resolution and what Redmi calls "Dot Notch", or the top notch. The screen is then covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as in the back also available in three colors: Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red.
Also in the back we find then a fingerprint sensor and two vertically positioned cameras. Among these we have a Sony IMX363 sensor with f / 1.8 focal length, which in the days before Redmi has so much anticipated calling it a "flagship sensor", as in reality it is because only last year it could be found on board the excellent Pocophone F1. So we can expect high quality images even in one of the cheapest smartphone of the Chinese brand. While the second sensor has a resolution of 2MP and is used to take photos with the bokeh effect (object in focus, blurred background) and nothing more.
As for the front camera instead, this one can take pictures from 8MP and adopts various artificial intelligence software features to improve the final result (therefore also bokeh effect). The camera can also be used to access the smartphone thanks to the AI Face Unlock.
From the performance point of view, the Redmi 8 equips the efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, so the same as the Redmi 8A, but this time coupled with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Then there is a cheaper version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, even if this doesn't seem available at launch.
The autonomy will be of the best ever seen on the market with a well 5000mAh battery and support for fast charging to 18W (Quick Charge 3.0) through the modern USB Type-C port. Other specifications include the 3,5mm audio jack, support for FM radio and an infrared ray emitter.
The Redmi 8 was launched in India at the 7999 Rupee figure, or on the 103 euros at current exchange rates.