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This article was published on August 29, 2019

Xiaomi launches its Redmi Note 8 Pro with a whopping 64-megapixel camera

Xiaomi launches its Redmi Note 8 Pro with a whopping 64-megapixel camera
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series is perhaps its most successful and celebrated phone range. Today, the company launched its latest the Redmi Note 8 Pro in China with a 64-megapixel primary sensor in a quad-camera set up on the rear of the phone.

The device also has a massive 4,500 battery to boot. Here’s a look at its specifications.

Specifications

  • Screen 6.53-inch full HD+ display
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Rear camera: 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel wide sensor+ 2-megapixel depth sensor + 2-megapixel macro camera
  • Front camera: 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture
  • Internal storage: 64/128GB
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10

Xiaomi is using the recently announced Samsung sensor for its primary camera. This is the first time the company is trying out a quad-camera setup on the back. The phone also has liquid cooling and Game Turbo 2.0 mode for improved gaming performance.

The price of the 6GB+64GB variant is RMB 1,399 ($195), the 6GB + 128GB variant costs RMB 1,599 ($224), and the 8GB+128GB variant is priced at RMB 1,799 ($252). The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available in China the next month.

The series has been quite successful in India too. So we can expect a launch in the country very soon. We’ll keep an eye out for any announcements.

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