Xiaomi rolled out the budget Redmi 8
Redmi 8 was premiered today in India. The company didn’t make much of the novelty, the continuation turned out to be very modest in terms of major innovations. The feeling that the manufacturer took Redmi 8A as a basis and pumped it a little, along the way, slightly increasing the price tag for the final product.
The user will receive a smartphone with glass panels, a large screen and a capacious battery. The display at Redmi 8 is quite large compared to its predecessors – there are 6.22 inches, a resolution of 1520×720 pixels and covers its glass with Gorilla Glass 5.
Xiaomi's logic is difficult to understand at times. If the presence of the Snapdragon 439 chip in Redmi 8A can somehow be justified, then its installation in Redmi 8 is a poorly understood and extremely controversial thing. The smartphone will be supplied with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of permanent.
But with regard to cameras, the Redmi 8 turned out to be interesting for an inexpensive smartphone – there is still a dual main camera, where the main sensor is 12 MP Sony IMX363 with aperture f / 1.8, which showed its best side in Google Pixel 3 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s . As an additional 2 MP depth sensor is used. The front camera is 8 megapixels and declared support for portrait mode.
A battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh is the guarantee that charging will definitely last for one day, but how much the smartphone will eventually live will largely depend on the scenarios and the intensity of its use. The dimensions of the device were 156.3×75.4×9.4 mm and weight 190 grams.
Among the features of Redmi 8 it is worth highlighting the USB Type-C port and support for fast 18-watt charging. But the company saved money, and invested in the delivery set the usual 10 W charging unit. There is a microSD card slot up to 512 GB and a water-repellent P2i coating. There is an infrared port, a fingerprint scanner, support for Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and directs the operation of the MIUI 10 smartphone based on Android 9.0 Pie.
The start of sales of Redmi 8 in India is scheduled for October 12. The version with 3/32 GB was estimated at $ 112 and for the modification with 4/64 GB they ask for $ 127. In honor of the 5th anniversary of work in the Indian market, the company will sell a top-end variation for $ 112 with a circulation of 5 million tubes.
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