Redmi Note 8 series to be powered by MediaTek Helio G90T

On: August 22, 2019

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi announced earlier this month that it will launch a 64MP camera smartphone in India in Q4 2019. The device in question is the Redmi Note 8 Pro, and the brand has shared a number of teasers on Weibo that reveals most details of the upcoming phone. The company will also launch the standard Redmi Note 8 along with the Pro variant, but that won’t have the 64MP camera module. Redmi has revealed the first look as well as the processor details of the upcoming duo.

The teaser image shared by brand revealed revealed that the launch event will take place in China on August 29th. The Redmi TV will also be launched alongside. The same image also reveals the back panel of the phone revealing the quad-camera module. We can see three cameras in a vertical setup and a fourth one on the right just below the LED flash. We can also see a circular fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the camera module, which means there won’t be an in-display fingerprint scanner. Redmi has also shared a video on the micro-blogging platform to showcase the Redmi Note 8 Pro with the tagline, “you can see more of the beautiful world” clearly hinting at the 64MP sensor.

In another teaser by MediaTek, it has been revealed that both the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro will be powered by the brand’s new gaming-focused processor, the Helio G90T SoC. Notably, MediaTek launched the chipset in July 2019 and at the same event, Xiaomi took to stage to announce that its upcoming smartphone will be powered by the latest processor. To jog your memory, the G90 series chipsets feature HyperEngine game technology and Mali-G76 GPU. They also support up to 90Hz displays, 10GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64MP primary camera sensors.

As of now, these smartphones will only be launched in China this month, but we can expect them to head towards India soon.

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Abhiman Biswas

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