Redmi Note 8 Pro Sold 300,000 Units in First Sale, Next Sale on September 6: Xiaomi

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced in China at CNY 1,399 for its base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Sold 300,000 Units in First Sale, Next Sale on September 6: Xiaomi

Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the Helio G90T SoC

  • Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three RAM + Storage variants
  • It’s sold in Pearl White, Ice Emerald, Electric Light Grey colours
  • Redmi Note 8 to go on sale on September 17

Redmi Note 8 Pro has managed to sell as many as 300,000 units in China in its first sale. The company has announced that the second sale will be conducted on September 6 in the country. The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro phones were launched in China last week. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a quad rear camera setup, a waterdrop-style notch, a 4,500mAh battery, and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T processor as well.

Lu Weibing, Redmi CEO, took to Weibo to announce that 300,000 Redmi Note 8 Pro units were sold in the first sale. The company also confirmed that the second sale will be held on September 6. The time taken to sell these many units hasn't been revealed as of yet. The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, will go on sale for the first time in China on September 17. The phones are confirmed to launch in India in around eight weeks.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced in China at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,000) for its base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB models have been priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,000) and CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,000), respectively. It is sold in three colours – Pearl White, Ice Emerald, and Electric Light Grey. In addition to the regular Redmi Note 8 Pro, Xiaomi has also introduced a World of Warcraft limited edition of the phone that will come with exclusive goodies, custom themes, and more.

Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications

Redmi Note 8 Pro supports dual-SIM, runs on Android Pie based MIUI 10, packs a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen, and is powered by MediaTek's new gaming-focussed Helio G90T SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM. Xiaomi has also added liquid cooling support in the smartphone to improve the gaming experience for the Redmi Note 8 Pro users. Other gaming-centric features in the phone include the Game Turbo 2.0 mode. The company will also be selling a game controller for the phone.

The Pro variant is the company's first phone with a 64-megapixel main camera. The main shooter is joined by the same camera setup as the Redmi Note 8 – 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter and two 2-megapixel cameras. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie camera on board. It packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, NFC, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster. The Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone is also IP52 certified.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Versatile cameras
  • Premium build quality
  • HDR display
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under load
  • Sub-par low-light video performance
Display 6.53-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G90T
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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