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Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro: What can We Expect from Upcoming Note Series?

We are expecting Redmi Note 8 Pro to be a mid range flagship killer

Redmi, the sub-brand of Xiaomi, is a brand which is known for its price to performance ratio. They bring in top tier hardware at the lowest price possible in the market. From 2013 Redmi started to sell their products in the market. Now if we talk about Redmi Note series, we can imagine a Smartphone at a mid-range price and a best in class performance compared to its price.

Redmi Note series is so popular everybody is speculating about their next devices of the series. And we have also done some calculation and analysis about Redmi Note series. Based on the past pattern of Redmi Note series release, upgrade and the price; we are talking about Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. So do take this article with a pinch of salt.

Brief Summary of Redmi Note Series Till 2019

The first device Redmi Note series offered was Redmi Note 3G which was launched back in April 2014. Till now Redmi Note Series launched 15 Smartphone to the market. All Note series smartphones except the first model support 4G LTE which say a lot about the feature richness of this series.

In July 2015 Redmi Note 2 was the first smartphone which came with FHD 1080p screen in the Note series. But the most popular smartphone of this series is Redmi Note 4 which came in June 2016. Redmi Note 4 was the pillar of the series because after that people eagerly await for Note Series smartphones. Redmi Note 4 had 3GB/4GB RAM variant at that time which was a big deal in 2016. Then in February 2018, they released Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 powered Redmi Note 5 with a 5.99 Inches FHD+ 2280×1080 resolution and 3GB/4GB/6GB Ram variants. After Redmi Note 5 in 2019, they upgraded their ROM up to 128GB and their rear camera to 48MP in Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 pro which is a huge boost in terms of performance.

What can we expect from Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro?

Like 2019 we can expect two new variants from Redmi note series in 2020. Redmi Note 8 Pro with top-notch specs, and a toned down version of that device which is to be called Note 8. If we consider the latest trends about design in the smartphone industry we can expect the same glass back design next year from Redmi note series.

Coming to the hardware department next year we can expect Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 730 on Note 8 and Note 8 pro respectively. But we can’t say for sure because snapdragon 730 in 15,999 (INR) price point is a bit tough to come. Although we can’t also downright cancel Snapdragon 730 from the equation next year because Redmi always surprises customers with its pricing and hardware.

If we talk about features, we may see an in display fingerprint sensor on Note series devices next year. But we are a bit sceptical about the quality of this feature if Redmi introduces to its note series because of the price point.

Now for the battery department, we can’t expect a huge change next year. Maybe a bump of 500mah is expected next year. Not more than that. So a 4500 mAh battery for Note 8 Pro and 4200 mAH battery for note 8.

Finally coming to the camera department, we can expect a depth sensing rear camera in Note 8. And a 3rd rear camera in Note 8 pro with a wide angle lens.  Also, we can expect Optical image stabilization(OIS) in Note 8 pro.

And as always a headphone jack and an IR blaster is expected in next devices. However, they can surprise us by removing the headphone jack for improvement to battery capacity. If they remove headphone jack we can expect a Type-C to headphone jack adapter in next year.

MIUI 11 is expected in Note 8 and Note 8 pro with Android Q. But the device can come with Android Pie, and after some time Redmi can provide Android Q to these devices.

Summary of Expected Specifications

For Redmi Note 8 Pro

  • Snapdragon 730 SOC
  • 6.4 Inch Full HD+ display with Gorilla glass protection
  • 6/8 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB ROM
  • 48+8+5 MP triple camera setup
  • 20 MP front camera
  • 4500 mAh Battery
  • MIUI 11 with Android Pie / Q
  • In display fingerprint sensor

For Redmi Note 8

  • Snapdragon  665 SOC
  • 6.4 Inch Full HD+ display with Gorilla glass protection
  • 4/6 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB ROM
  • 48+5 MP Dual camera setup
  • 16 MP front camera
  • 4200 mAh Battery
  • MIUI 11 with Android Pie / Q

What will be the Price for Redmi Note 8/ Note 8 Pro in India?

We already know how competitive smartphone market these days and Redmi is best if we talk about pricing of the device so we can expect some excellent pricing next year.

Here is the expected price for two variants of Note 8

  1. 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM Price 12,999 INR
  2. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM Price 13,999 INR

Here is the expected price of two variants of Note 8 Pro

  1. 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM Price 15,999 INR
  2. 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM Price 18,999 INR

Launch Date in India

As there is no fix release pattern for Redmi Note series, it’s tough to speculate the release date for next devices. But as per our calculations, we can expect Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro in February 2020.

And like all other Redmi Note Series devices, we can expect them in Flipkart exclusively for the first few months. And after a few months, you can also buy the devices from Amazon as well.

About Bhabesh Talukdar

He is the Founder & Technical Head of DealNTech. He loves technology and is always hooked on new gadgets. From latest mobile processor development to newest display technology on the market; he research about all. He has 6 years of experience in the field of IT, communication technology and blogging. Email: bhabesh@dealntech.com

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