[Update: MIUI 11 too] Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro launching in India on October 16

[Update: MIUI 11 too] Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro launching in India on October 16

Update 10/10/19 @ 2:50 AM ET: MIUI 11 for India is also being teased alongside the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro launch. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on October 9, 2019, is preserved as below!

The Redmi Note series is undoubtedly one of Xiaomi’s most successful product lineup and the Redmi Note 7 series from earlier this year has been one of the best selling products in its segment. The upcoming Redmi Note 8 series, which was launched in China and Europe earlier this year, is expected to continue this trend. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is now finally making its way to the Indian market, with the company planning to launch it at an event on October 16, 2019.

Redmi Note 8 Pro XDA Forums

Following the launch of the new Redmi 8 earlier today, Xiaomi India’s Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to announce the launch date of the Redmi Note 8 Pro. In his tweet, Jain revealed that the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be launched in India on October 16.

In a follow-up tweet, Jain shared a video in which he revealed that the company will be inviting 1400 Xiaomi fans to the launch. He also added that the attendees will receive gifts worth INR 1500 at the event. If you’re interested in attending the launch, you can register by following the link in the tweet below.

As of now, there’s no indication that the Redmi Note 8 will also be launched at the same event. However, taking into account previous Redmi Note series launches, we expect the company to release the non-Pro device on the same date.


Update: MIUI 11 for India also likely to launch on same date

Xiaomi India is also teasing a launch of MIUI 11 on the same date. It is unclear whether the Redmi Note 8 Pro will come preloaded with a stable version of MIUI 11 based on Android 10, or whether the teaser is for a general MIUI 11 launch announcement for the region. We’ll find out soon enough.


Specifications: Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

Specifications Redmi Note 8 Redmi Note 8 Pro
Display
  • 6.3″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) LCD
  • 19.5:9
  • Waterdrop notch
  • 90% screen-to-body ratio
  • 6.53″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) LCD
  • 19.5:9
  • Waterdrop notch
  • 91.4% screen-to-body ratio
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 665:

  • 4x Kryo 260 @ 2.2GHz
  • 4x Kryo 260 @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 610 GPU
MediaTek Helio G90T:

  • 2x Cortex-A76 @2.05GHz
  • 6x Cortex-A55 @2GHz
  • Mali G76 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 64GB
  • 6GB + 64GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 6GB UFS 2.1 + 64GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 mAh
USB & Charging
  • Type-C
  • 18W charging
  • Type-C
  • 18W charging
Connectivity & Extras
  • Wi-Fi AC
  • 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • AptX HD
  • LDAC
  • A-GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • IR Blaster
  • Wi-Fi AC
  • 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • AptX HD
  • LDAC
  • A-GPS
  • NFC
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • IR Blaster
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Samsung ISOCELL, f/1.8, 0.8μm
  • 8MP, wide-angle, 1.12μm
  • 2MP, macro, 1.75μm
  • 2MP, depth sensor, 1.75μm
Front Camera 13MP 20MP
Android Version Android 9 Pie underneath MIUI 10 Android 9 Pie underneath MIUI 10

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