Redmi 8 India launch highlights: Launched starting Rs 7,999, will be available from 12 Oct

Redmi 8 is expected to feature a dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor at the rear.

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  • 11:38 (IST)

    That's all folks! Stay tuned to for the first impressions of Redmi 8 and a detailed specification comparison.

    Meanwhile, here is a recap of all the specifications of the Redmi 8. 

  • 11:35 (IST)

    Wrapping up the (very patchy livestream of the) event, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain made a special announcement

    Jain said that in a week, they will launching a new 64 MP smartphone in India. This means, we could expect the Redmi Note 8 Pro sometime next week in India. 

  • 11:33 (IST)

    Redmi 8 prices

    The Redmi 8's 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage model is priced at Rs 7,999 and the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage model is priced at Rs 8,999. The smartphone will be available starting 12 October on Flipkart. 

  • 11:31 (IST)

    Redmi 8 has been announced in two storage and RAM variants - 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage

  • 11:29 (IST)

    Everything that comes in Redmi 8's box

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Redmi 8 comes with P2i splash resistance and Gorilla Glass protection from scratches

  • 11:25 (IST)

    Redmi 8 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC

    It comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. It also comes with dual-SIM support and a dedicated microSD card slot.

  • 11:24 (IST)

    Redmi 8 comes in three colour variants

    Redmi 8 carries on the K20 series' aura design, and will be available in a red, blue and a black colour variant.

  • 11:22 (IST)

    Redmi 8 comes with support for up to 18W charging

    The charging adapter in the box is a 10W one.

  • 11:21 (IST)

    Redmi 8 comes with a Type-C USB charger

  • 11:20 (IST)

    Redmi 8 comes with both Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor

  • 11:19 (IST)

    Redmi 8 comes with 5,000 mAH battery

  • 11:17 (IST)

    Redmi 8's camera comes with AI scene detection and a dedicated Pro mode

  • 11:12 (IST)

    Redmi 8 sports a 12 MP + 2MP AI dual-camera setup

    The smartphone uses Sony IMX636 image sensor. 

  • 11:06 (IST)

    The event is now live! 

    Xiaomi India's Head of Marketing Anuj Sharma has taken over the stage. He says that during the Diwali sale, Xiaomi sold over 5.3 million devices, of which 3.8 million devices were smartphones. 

  • 11:02 (IST)

    ...still waiting for the livestream to begin!

    via GIPHY

  • 10:50 (IST)

    Below is the Redmi 8 launch livestream video:

  • 10:44 (IST)

    Redmi 8: Expected specifications

    From what the recent leaks suggest, Redmi 8 will likely feature a dot notch HD+ display with a 720 x 1,520 pixels resolution and 320p screen density. The smartphone will reportedly come in two RAM variants — 3 GB and 4 GB. The Redmi 8 is also expected to run on Android 9 Pie. It is believed to be powered by Snapdragon 439 chipset, which will be paired with Adreno 505 GPU.

  • 10:31 (IST)

    Xiaomi has also teased that the Redmi 8 will have a mirror-like finish at the back

    Redmi 8 has also been teased to sport a fingerprint sensor at the rear. The recently launched Redmi 8A comes only with a Face Unlock feature. 

  • 10:28 (IST)

    Xiaomi has been teasing the Redmi 8 for a few days now

    We now know that the phone will be splash and scratch resistance and it will feature a large battery.

  • 10:14 (IST)

    Redmi 8 livestream starts at 11 am

    The Redmi 8 launch livestream will begin at 11 am and the webcast can be viewed on Xiaomi's own website or on a dedicated landing page on Flipkart

  • 10:10 (IST)

    Redmi 8 will be Redmi 8A's big sister

    The upcoming Redmi 8 is believed to be a higher variant of Redmi 8A which was launched in India last month. Redmi 8A's highlight was a 5,000 mAh battery in the sub-Rs 7,000 segment, and a similarly high battery capacity can also be expected on the Redmi 8.

  • 10:01 (IST)

    Hello guys, welcome to the liveblog for the Redmi 8 launch.

    via GIPHY

After launching the Redmi 8A in India last month, Xiaomi is now set to release the higher variant in the series — the Redmi 8. The Redmi 8's launch event begins at 11 am today, and it will be livestreamed on Xiaomi's own website and on a dedicated landing page on Flipkart.

Redmi India has been teasing the Redmi 8 for a few days now, and thanks to these tidbits, we already know that the smartphone will feature a dual-camera setup at the back, will be scratch and splash resistant, and it will come with something called 'Battery Camera Action'. Since it's an upgrade for the Redmi 8A, which comes with a 5,000 mAh battery, a large battery capacity can also be expected from the Redmi 8.

Redmi India has also teased a mirror-finish design on the Redmi 8. The same teaser also reveals that the Redmi 8 will sport a fingerprint sensor at the back.

 Redmi 8 India launch highlights: Launched starting Rs 7,999, will be available from 12 Oct

Redmi 8 teaser.

Redmi 8: Expected specifications

A recent report by 91Mobiles revealed that the Redmi 8 will likely feature a dot notch HD+ display with a 720 x 1,520 pixels resolution and 320p screen density. Further, it will reportedly come in two RAM variants one with 3 GB and the other with 4 GB. The Redmi 8 is also expected to run on Android 9 Pie and might be powered by Snapdragon 439 SoC paired with Adreno 505 GPU.

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