A wise man once said that it is not about who did it first, but who did it best. Xiaomi seems to be taking this to heart as they have just announced their own 64-megapixel enabled smartphone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the less powerful Redmi Note 8. Realme yesterday also showed off their version of a 64-megapixel smartphone, the Realme XT.so Xiaomi is bringing this new innovation along with their usual Redmi flair.
The Redmi Note 8 runs on MIUI 10, which is based on Android 9 Pie, and features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ screen, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. Camera-wise, the base Redmi Note 8 features a 48-megapixel primary shooter, an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter, and two 2-megapixel cameras. The front of the phone features a 13-megapixel selfie camera. Additionally, Redmi Note 8 includes 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Redmi Note 8 Pro also runs on Android Pie based MIUI 10, and has a 6.53-inch full-HD+ screen. Processor-wise, the Pro is powered by MediaTek's Helio G90T SoC, which is said to be perfect for gaming. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to have a 64-megapixel main camera, while also having the same camera setup as the base Redmi Note 8. The selfie camera is also upgraded to a 20-megapixel camera. Beside that, the Pro packs a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The base model Redmi Note 8 has 3 variations, that being a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model, one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and a 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. The Redmi Note 8 Pro will also have 3 variations with a 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, a 6GB and 128GB storage option, and lastly a 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. No local release date and pricings have been announced just yet, though expect Xiaomi to unveil it pretty soon.