Redmi 8 is all set to go on sale next on December 1 in India. The last flash sale for the Redmi phone took place earlier today via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. A successor to the Redmi 7, the Redmi 8 comes with up to 4GB of RAM and 5,000mAh battery. Additionally, Xiaomi has included HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, and dual rear camera setup in the Redmi 8. The smartphone also features a waterdrop-style notch and includes a gradient finish on back that Xiaomi calls "Aura Mirror" design.
The Redmi 8 price is set at Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option, while its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 8,999. However, for the first five million units, Xiaomi is offering only the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model that is available with an introductory price of Rs. 7,999. The next sale round for the Redmi 8 will begin at 12pm (noon) IST on December 1 via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. The phone will be available in Emerald Green, Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue colour options.
Sale offers on the Redmi 8 include a 10 percent cashback on HDFC Bank debit cards and five percent cashback on EMI transactions when using SBI credit cards. Both cashback offers are available through Flipkart. Further, there are no-cost EMI options starting at Rs. 667 a month.
To recall, the Redmi 8 was launched in India early last month. The smartphone is designed as the successor to the Redmi 7.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 8 runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top and features a 6.22-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, paired with up to 4GB of RAM. For photos and videos, the Redmi 8 has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary image sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor available at the front.
The Redmi 8 has up to 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back.
Xiaomi has provided the 5,000mAh battery on the Redmi 8 that supports 18W fast charging. There is a 10W charger bundled with the phone, though.