Xiaomi Unveils Redmi 8 With SD 439 Chipset and Big Battery

Comes with a great price tag too

Xiaomi isn’t slowing down with its releases, and has announced yet another budget phone – this time it’s the Redmi 8.

The new phone comes with its new Aura Mirror design, along with dual cameras and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Specifically, you’re looking at a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 rear camera paired with a secondary sensor, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor.

Display size comes at 6.22-inches, with an HD+ resolution.

There’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera embedded in the small, “dot-notch” on the top of the display.

The phone has a USB Type-C port, has 18W fast charging capabilities, and sports a large 5000mAh battery.

Prices for the Redmi 8 starts at INR 7,999 or roughly Php 5.8K for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant, while the 4GB/64GB variant will go for slightly more, at INR 8,999 or Php 6.5K. Take note that prices stated here don’t come with taxes or duties yet.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor
  • 3GB/4GB of RAM
  • 6.22-inch HD+ resolution display with dot-notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 32GB/64GB of expandable internal storage
  • 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 2-megapixel secondary camera, AI, PDAF
  • 8-megapixel selfie camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, fingerprint scanner
  • 5000mAh battery, USB Type-C connector, 18W fast charging



John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


    1. The One Macro is available in India starting October 12 for INR9,999(~Php 7.3k). It costs more than the Redmi, also it has a smaller battery at 4000mah. Besides, does motorola still have a presence locally? Their endorsers already jumped ship to other brands (huawei and samsung) last time i checked.

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