Redmi 8 with 5,000mAh battery and 18W fast charging launched in India, prices start at Rs 7,999

Xiaomi has just launched its latest smartphone, the Redmi 8 in India. The newest Redmi handset has arrived as a budget offering. Just like the many other devices in its segment, the Redmi 8 also sports minimal bezels thanks to the presence of a waterdrop notch above the screen, which houses the selfie camera. Notably, the Redmi 8 looks premium thanks to the Aura Mirror finish at the rear, and the handset also features a splash-resistant design. The phone has been launched in the country barely a few weeks after the Redmi 8A (review).

Redmi 8 comes as a budget offering with dual rear cameras

Redmi 8 specifications and features

Talking about the specs, the Redmi 8 sports a 6.22-inch display bearing a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixels and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor. Configuration-wise, the handset is being offered in two RAM and storage models – 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. For software, the phone boots MIUI 10, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. For security, the Redmi 8 features a fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the rear below the dual vertically-placed camera setup.

In the camera department, the Redmi 8 has been equipped with a 12-megapixel primary Sony IMX363 camera with an aperture of f/1.8. The main camera is accompanied by a secondary 2-megapixel sensor depth sensor. For selfies and video-calling, the handset features an 8-megapixel sensor on the front. The connectivity features are standard including 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and A-GPS. Lastly, the smartphone is powered by a massive 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. However, the fast charger needs to be purchased separately.

Redmi 8 comes in three colour models – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black

Redmi 8 price in India

The phone’s 3GB / 32GB variant has been priced at Rs 7,999, while the 4GB / 64GB model is being offered for Rs 8,999. The phone is being offered in three colour variants – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black. It will be available on Flipkart,, Mi Home stores, and Xiaomi partner stores across the country starting from October 12th.

Notably, the first five million buyers of the Redmi 8’s 4GB / 64GB model will get it at a reduced price of Rs 7,999. Those who will add the 3GB + 32GB model in their cart will be automatically updated to the higher-end variant.

Pratik Vyas

Pratik has over 8 years’ experience in the field of tech. Passionate about technology, you’ll usually find him running rigorous gaming tests on the latest smartphones. When he’s not at his desk, he’s usually demolishing opponents in a game of table tennis.