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Xiaomi launches Mi Protective Glass for Redmi Note 8 Pro, priced at at Rs 399

On: December 18, 2019

While many smartphones these days come with Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection, this only helps to prevent minor scratches and scuffs. Therefore, it’s quite common for new buyers purchase to purchase a tempered glass screen guard to protect the screen from cracks and big scratches. While tempered glass protectors have traditionally been made by third party vendors, smartphone maker Xiaomi is getting into the business with the Mi Protective Glass for the recently launched Redmi Note 8 Pro. It is available for purchase on Xiaomi’s online store at a price tag of Rs 399. 

The Mi Protective Glass has been developed in association with protective glass maker Corning. The new 2.5D glass screen protector measures just 0.4mm in thickness and features a silicone adhesive for a bubble-free installation. The Mi Protective Glass is made up of multiple layers comprising of oleophobic coating that reduces glare and prevents fingerprints and smudges. Xiaomi claims that the alkali – aluminosilicate glass offers better safety and 5x protection against scratches compared to generic tempered glass. The glass is also rated with 9H hardness to protect the display from scratches and accidental drops. The Mi Protective Glass also claims to offer high visibility for full clarity and colour. As of now, the Mi Protective Glass has been developed only for the Redmi Note 8 Pro. 

Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications and features

Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro (first impressions) in India back in October. The smartphone features a 6.53-inch display bearing FHD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is layered on the top for protection against scratches. On the back, the Note 8 Pro sports vertically stacked quad-cameras with the fingerprint scanner beneath it. The camera setup comprises of a 64MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro and 2MP depth camera. Up front, the device is fitted with a 20MP selfie shooter. 

On the hardware front, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with a MediaTek helio G90T processor coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The device draws its power from a 4,500mAh battery unit with support for 18W charging. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. 

Redmi Note 8 Pro price in India

The base configuration i.e. 6GB + 64GB of Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced at Rs 14,999. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants carry a price tag of Rs 15,999 and Rs 17,999 respectively. The smartphone is already available for purchase from Mi.com, Amazon, Mi Home stores and Xiaomi authorised stores across the country. 

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Viraj Gawde

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