Xiaomi is all set to reveal the Redmi Note 8 Pro on October 16 in India, and now Amazon India has started teasing its arrival as well. This suggests that the phone will be available on the e-commerce website when it launches, apart from being available on Mi.com. The phone will go on sale during the Amazon Great Indian Festival that is slated to begin on October 17. Key features of the Redmi Note 8 Pro include Helio G90T SoC, quad camera setup, 4,500mAh battery, and 20-megapixel front sensor.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is now being teased on Amazon, and the e-commerce giant has also made the ‘Notify Me' button live for registrations of interest. The page has the same teaser poster that was published on Twitter just a day ago. The phone was launched in China in August, and it is now launching in India next week.
The phone's pricing and availability details will be announced at the launch event on October 16, and the Amazon listing suggests that the phone will go on sale the same day at 12pm noon IST - which is during the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale that lasts from October 13 to October 17. It should be priced close to China pricing range that starts 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.
The dual-SIM Redmi Note 8 Pro 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 MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro 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.
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.