Redmi has today confirmed through a Weibo post that it will be announcing the Redmi 8 series on October 14. The unveil event will take place at 3PM (local time) on the said date. It is likely that the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A smartphones that have recently gone official in India will be made official in China on Monday. The other reason both phones are expected to launch together is that these devices have already certification from TENAA telecom authority of China.
The posters released by Redmi reveals that the Redmi 8 will be coming to China in three colors. They are as follows Sapphire Blue, Fairy Green (Emerald Green) and Carbon Rock Ash (Onyx Black). Interestingly, the Ruby Red color variant that is coming to India may not be available in China.
At the launch of Redmi 8 in India, the Chinese firm had confirmed Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black and Ruby Red as the three color editions of the Redmi 8. The official listing of the smartphone on Xiaomi India website revealed the Emerald Green color variant. The Redmi 8’s first sale will be held tomorrow in India and it appears that the Emerald Green model won’t be available for purchase initially in the country.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Specifications
The Redmi 8 is fitted with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD HD+ display with waterdrop notch which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The plastic rear of the smartphone has splash-resistant P2i nano-coating. The Snapdragon 439 chipset powers the smartphone. It is assisted by up to 4 GB of RAM and it features a native storage of up to 64 GB. A microSD card slot is available on the device for additional storage.
The rear side of the Redmi 8 features a Sony IMX363 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera system and it has a frontal shooter of 8-megapixel. There is a 5,000mAh battery inside the phone that is equipped with 18W rapid charging through USB-C. The back panel of the Redmi 8 also features a fingerprint reader. The Redmi 8A is a stripped-down version of the Redmi 8 that mainly lacks a fingerprint reader and also misses a secondary lens on the rear.
The starting prices of Redmi 8A and Redmi 8 are Rs. 6,499 and Rs. 7,999. In China, these phones may respective price tags of 649 Yuan and 799 Yuan.