Today’s tech news: Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 8


Xiaomi introduced a new version of Redmi Note 8 Pro for the Chinese with an increased storage capacity of 8/256 GB (previously two versions were available: 6/64 GB and 8/128 GB). However, it remains unknown whether the blue version of Redmi Note 8 Pro will receive an enlarged storage capacity.

The smartphone in the new color have appeared on the network, which will complement the three existing colors since the device was released: Shadow Black (black), Gamma Green (green) and Halo White (white).

6.53-inch (2340  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, Octa Core MediaTek Helio G90T 12nm processor (Dual 2.05GHz A76 + Hexa 2GHz A55 CPUs) with 800MHz Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU, 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 6GB / 8GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD, Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD), Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10, upgradable to MIUI 11, 64MP rear camera with 1/1.72″ Samsung GW1 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, EIS, 8MP 120° ultra-wide angle lens with 1.12μm pixel size, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP camera for 2cm macro with 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Built-in Alexa with dual wake word, Splash resistant (IP52), Dimensions:  161.37×76.4×8.79mm; Weight: 199.8g, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charging