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Xiaomi Redmi 8 is on Sale Now on Flipkart, Mi Store And Mi Home: Everything You Need to Know

The handset offers impressive value for its price and is available at a starting price of Rs 7,999 for a limited period.

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Updated:October 28, 2019, 12:25 PM IST
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Xiaomi Redmi 8 is on Sale Now on Flipkart, Mi Store And Mi Home: Everything You Need to Know
The handset offers impressive value for its price and is available at a starting price of Rs 7,999 for a limited period.

Xiaomi’s inexpensive offering, the Redmi 8 will be going on sale today again. The smartphone was launched in the country earlier this month and offers features like 4GB of RAM, dual-cameras and a 5,000mAh battery. The new handset comes is a successor to the Redmi 7 which was launched earlier this year. There are subtle changes in design, although it continues to carry a waterdrop notch display and dual-cameras at the back. But the company has brought some new additions including a new glossy Aura Mirror finish at the back, a bigger battery and USB Type-C port.

The new Redmi 8 features a 6.22-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Now it runs on the same chipset as the Redmi 8A, the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 but you get up to 4GB of RAM. Memory and storage options include 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage.

In the camera department, there is a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The primary sensor is again similar to the one used on the Redmi 8A and was previously used on the Mi Mix 2S and Poco F1. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor to take selfies and make video calls. The phone also offers a fingerprint scanner at the back as well as Face Unlock.

The handset also gets the same chunky 5,000mAh battery as the Redmi 8A with support for 18W fast charging. The retail box only comes with a 10W charger. Other features include a dedicated microSD card slot, dual-SIM 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, infrared, wireless FM radio, splash-resistant P2i coating, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The handset will be offered in Oynx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue colour options

The Redmi 8 will be available for purchase starting at Rs 7,999 for the base 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 8,999. Xiaomi says that the first five million units of the 4GB RAM variant will be available for Rs 7,999.

Sale begins at 12PM today and will be available via Flipkart, Mi.com. You can get 10 percent instant discount from Mi.com on if you use an HDFC Bank debit card. Flipkart, on the other hand, offering 5 percent cashback on paying with Flipkart Axis Bank credit card or Axis Bank Buzz credit card.

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