Redmi 8 price in India has been risen up to Rs. 9,799, Xiaomi confirmed to Gadgets 360. The revision follows a previous price hike that took place just early last month. To recall, the Redmi 8 was launched in the country in October a year ago with a cost tag of Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, while its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option debuted at Rs. 8,999. The phone offers a dual rear camera setup and comes with a waterdrop-style display notch. The Redmi 8 also features an “Aura Mirror Design” at the back and it has three distinct colour options to choose from.
Redmi 8 price in India
The Redmi 8 price in India has been revised to Rs. 9,799 from Rs. 9,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. This shows a Rs. 300 increase from the sooner price hike that was silently brought in June. Xiaomi confirmed to Gadgets 360 about the revision. However, it didn’t provide any information on the reason for the hike even though the phone premiered nearly nine months straight back and has already received several increments in its price.
The new pricing is reflecting on both Mi.com and Flipkart. Furthermore, it is also applicable through offline retailers.
Mobile phone-focussed weblog 91Mobiles first reported in regards to the latest price hike of the Redmi 8.
It is important to highlight that while the Redmi 8 arrived in two different variants, Xiaomi quietly discontinued the bottom model with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage configuration. Thus, industry has only the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option available at this moment.
Redmi 8 specifications, features
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 8 runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 at the top. It also reportedly started receiving an update to Android 10 along with MIUI 11. The phone includes a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM.
For photos and videos, the Redmi 8 gets the dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor having an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There can also be an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor available at the leading.
The Redmi 8 has 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a separate slot. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, infra-red, wireless Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the trunk. Besides, the device packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
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