Redmi Note 8 Pro takes the NFC to another level (and for everyone)

The hype of the last few days linked to the new smartphone Notes redmi 8 Pro of the sub-brand Xiaomi it is entirely justified: putting aside the criticisms for a moment and working on the real data we have, Redmi brought us one gaming smartphone, with a space camera from ben 64 megapixel produced by Samsung, a system of Black Shark style liquid cooling which allows to lower temperatures up to 6 degrees in situations of high stress, a technology linked to the Wi-Fi signal that practically resets the lag in the gaming sessions, certification TÜV Rheinland certification compared to the display which greatly reduces the eye stress caused by blue rays e 4500 mAh battery. Let's not forget about theNFC which had a level up compared to the previous generation. You can see everything in this teardown.

Redmi Note 8 Pro takes the NFC to another level (and for everyone)

But before telling you what the upgrade of this chip is forNFC, we want to tell you how this update is tied in an essential way to politics and motto of Xiaomi "Technology for everyone". During the presentation yesterday in Beijing, the general manager Lu Weibing stated firmly:

"This time Redmi Note 8 Pro makes NFC-related features popular. At the same time, I therefore appeal to Redmi users and staff to work together to make the NFC functions even more popular ".

With "popular" the GM obviously wants to refer to the usefulness of the chip in everyday use for everyone. He goes on to say that il NFC utilization rate (only in Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones) in Beijing is of 43,6% and therefore his presence is gradually sinking more and more cities; today all smartphones that use this type of technology are no longer simply smartphones, but credit, travel and access cards and so on.

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From personal experience I confirm that now in China the use of cash is close to zero and through this technology it is possible to pay anywhere and access anywhere.

But let's move on to the heart of the matter, that is upgrade of the dedicated chip. Compared to the previous generation mounted on smartphones ranging from Redmi Note 7 back, this NFC whose technical name is NPX-SN100T, allows faster transactions than 30% and greater security. Considering that the speed of execution of its functions is already very high, this will allow us in an almost instantaneous way to use the service, presently present in 257 Chinese cities (linked to the Xiaomi Bus app). Perhaps the problem related to the delay of thesmartphone release in Global version it is also linked to this but it is only a guess.

In any case, with the release of the Note 8 Pro, Redmi demonstrated how even payment technology is available to everyone: the price is the justification! We do not yet know how much it will cost in Europe at the time of its arrival, but we firmly believe that its price remains decidedly under the € 250. By the way, Did you know that it is the smartphone with the least expensive NFC on the market?


dimensions: 161,3 x 76,4 x 8,79 mm
Weight: 199.8 g of
Materials: Glass - Aluminum alloy
Color: Ash - Green - White


Technology: IPS
Size: 6.53 ''
Resolution: Full HD + (1080 x 2340) TUV Rheinland for UV rays
Form factor: 19.5:9
Pixel density: 409 ppi
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.5D processing


Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T
Freq. clock and structure: Octa-Core 64 bit (2 x Cortex-A76 2。05 GHz + 6 x Cortex-A55 2GHz)
GPU: ARM Mali G76 (800 MHz)
Internal Mem.: 64 / 128 GB UFS 2.1
Esp. Memory
Fingerprint reader
Pos. Fingerprint reader: posteriore
Sensors: Brightness, accelerometer, gyroscope, fingerprints, IR facial recognition, compass


Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie
MIUI user interface / version: MIUI 10


Capacity: 4500 mAh
Type: Li-Poly
Wireless charge
Charge speed support: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0


SIM 1: Nano
SIM 2: Nano - Micro SD
2G: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
3G: B1/B2/B5/B8/B34/B39
4G LTE FDD: B1/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20
4G LTE TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
Dual 4G support


Bluetooth: 5.0 with A2DP and LE (Low Energy)
Wifi: 802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band
USB: Type-C 2.0 with OTG support
GPS: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
Jack headphones
FM radio
IR transmitter
Video output


No. Sensors: ~
Dual Rear Camera
Triple back room
Quadruple back room
Primary sensor: Samsung Bright GW1
Resolution: 64 megapixel
Aperture / Pixel Size: f 1.7 / 1.6 μm
Autofocus: Dual Pixel
AI technology
Flash: LED
Resolution: 8 Megapixel (ultrawide)
Resolution: 2 Megapixel (macro)
Resolution: 2 megapixel (depth)
Videos: 4k 60fps
Time Lapse
Slow Motion
Resolution: 20 megapixel


Speaker: Mono


AnTuTu Benchmark: 283.000

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1 months ago

Hi, just to correct the name of the NFC component ... NXP (instead of NPX). 😉

3 months ago

Не читает транспортную карту Тройка (выпущена в количестве более 9 млн.). Три раза уже писал по e-mail в глобальную поддержку Xiaomi (на английском), подробно описывал проблему, просил дать контакты разработчиков - отвечали, прикидываясь дураками. Причем, когда я пишу ответ на их ответ, каждый раз мне отвечает другой человек, которая Причем десятки других смартфонов отлично ее читают.

4 months ago

Just got a Redmi Note 8 Pro with Global ROM from Bangood. The NFC does not read my ASK protocol travel card but does read a Watchdata card. Do you know if this can be fixed by software or is it a hardware compatibility issue. My old Samsung Galaxy S5 reads both cards just fine.

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