The Redmi Note series has been popular in India. People have often appreciated Redmi Note’s value-for-money performance and strong battery life. Building on the legacy, Xiaomi once again took everyone by surprise with the pricing of the Redmi Note 8. Powered by Snapdragon 665 processor and available in 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB options, the Redmi Note 8 also features a quad-camera setup at the rear. The phone has a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro lens for 2cm shots.
In terms of camera features, there is Beautify mode, steady handheld night photography, Portrait mode background blurring, Panorama mode, Pro mode, a Photo timer, Leveling, Burst mode, Face recognition, HDR, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction and Custom watermark. For videos, the phone records 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps/60fps,
720p at 30fps, 1080p slow-motion at 120fps and 720p slow-motion at 120fps/240fps.
The rear of the phone also sports the fingerprint sensor with support for face unlock. The phone comes with a 4000mAh battery and supports 18W charging with a Type-C connector. The phone also features Infrared for using as a Remote control and 3.5-mm audio jack. The phone is available in Neptune Blue, Space Black, and Moonlight White. The price of 6GB/64GB variant is Rs. 9,999 and 6GB/128GB storage variant is Rs. 12,999. The phone will be available on Amazon India and Mi.com from 21 October.
Along with the Redmi Note 8 series phone launch, Xiaomi also announced the MIUI 11. With MIUI 11 Xioami has enhanced the design element and brings a new set of refined features with a visually enhanced interface with Dark Mode. MIUI 11 makes efficient use of AMOLED screen capabilities and brings new customisations to the Always-on display feature. MIUI 11 also introduces new dynamic ambient nature sounds for notifications; this innovative ambient sound effects feature has won the prestigious Red Dot design award, an industry first for smartphone software.
Xiaomi also announced the Mint Keyboard for MIUI users, which supports over 25 Indian languages currently. MIUI 11 also brings several utility features such as wireless file sharing, wireless printing, working with documents, and managing tasks that are all available out-of-the-box now. In addition, the new step counter, period tracker, and calculator help make routine tasks convenient.
MIUI 11 stable version will be rolled out in a phased manner starting with Redmi K20, POCO F1, Redmi Note 7, Redmi 7, and Redmi Y3 starting October end. Other models will be upgraded later in the year. Please refer to the table below for the schedule –