Redmi 8 Smartphone Leaked; Believed To Have 5000mAh Battery

This could make it the most affordable smartphone with a large battery

With the Redmi Note 7 launched late last year, we're all eager to see what Xiaomi has up their sleeve for the Redmi 8 next as that should be announced sometime soon. Well, some leaks have shown not only how the smartphone will look like, but it also comes with a powerful battery to boot.

There hardware release information includes the device having a 6.22″ HD+ display, making it slightly smaller than the current Redmi 7 and it runs on a 2.0GHz octa-core processor. The device can be configured with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB of expandable storage.

Of course, the attractive "big" feature comes from the revelation that it may have a huge 5,000mAh battery. This means that the smartphone could last for a couple of days on a single charge, especially with its lower-resolution screen.

These hands-on photos also reveals a reflective glossy back with a dual-camera (12MP + 8MP) array and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor aligned vertically on a black strip. As for the front, the display has a waterdrop notch. It looks like it will be running on a Snapdragon 439 processor with Android 9 out of the box.

For the higher-spec Redmi Note 8, Redmi’s VP Lu Weibing has hinted that the device will feature a higher screen to body ratio and it will provide a longer-lasting battery. It is also speculated to come with a 64MP main camera supplied by Samsung.

So far, the Redmi 8 has passed China’s TENAA certification and could be launched in China as early as the end of this month or early September. It's also possible that this could be the most affordable smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery.