Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Series Launched in Malaysia, Coming to Pakistan in the next few days

Faisal Rasool

Redmi’s Note lineup is perhaps their most well-received offering. It promises a flagship-killer experience for a price that won’t break your bank. And with the Redmi Note 8 series, Xiaomi managed to take that ‘premium feel’ a step further. Following an official launch in China, the Redmi Note 8 family is finally hitting other markets. Just Got launched in Europe and Malaysia and Pakistan is soon to follow as the Offical Mi store page has already started teasing the new Lineup.

Both these models feature an attractive high-end design, an insanely sharp optics package, and some serious performance to boot. Redmi Note 8 Pro has been making waves ever since Xiaomi announced that the phone will debut the brand’s first 64-megapixel sensor. Note that even though the specs sitting on Note 8 and Note 8 Pro rival those of most flagships on the market, they’re still retailing at a mid-range price bracket – in a sense redefining what budget to mid-range phones should be.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

The standard variant borrows the well-made FHD+ screen from Redmi Note 8 Pro but it doesn’t carry over the 64-megapixel shooter. For Redmi Note 8, the quad-camera setup maxes out at a decent 48 MP. It runs on a Snapdragon 665 chipset coupled with up to 4 GB of RAM (As opposed to the 6 GB configuration on the Pro version).

It is powered by a 4,000 mAh cell which supports 18W fast-charging. The handset runs on MIUI 10 layered Android Pie (9.0) and is available in five different variants based on RAM and storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes equipped with a quad-camera setup featuring a jaw-dropping 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 primary lens with an f/1.7 aperture. That’s a whopping 64 million pixels! This trail-blazer is paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a pair of 2-megapixel depth and macro shooters.

On the front, you’re looking at a respectable 20-megapixel camera housed in a water-drop notch. But it’s not just the camera setup that impresses, this handset rocks an FHD+ screen sporting a stunning 91.4 pc screen-to-body ratio.

In terms of price, the Redmi Note 8 Pro 64GB goes for 1,099 ringgits in Malaysia which converts to some 40,000 PKR while the 128GB model is available for Pakistani 45,000 Rs. As for the non-Pro model, the 3GB/32GB variant is priced at RM 599, translating to 23,000 PKR while the 4GB/64GB can be obtained for RM 799 or 29,999 Pakistani rupees.