Redmi 8 launches in India for ₹7,999 with a special offer for the first 5 million orders

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  • The Redmi 8 launched in India today with prices starting at ₹7,999.
  • The phone will go on sale starting October 12 via Flipkart and the official Xiaomi online store.
  • The first give million orders will be able to purchase the higher model priced ₹8,999 for ₹7,999 as a part of Xiaomi’s launch offer celebrating the sale of 100 million devices in India.
Xiaomi just announced its newest phone in the Indian market, the Redmi 8. The successor of the Redmi 7 comes within days of Redmi 8A’s launch.

The Redmi 8A starts at a price of ₹6,499, while the upgraded Redmi 8 starts at ₹7,999. While the latter is marginally more expensive, the differences between the two phones are minuscule.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 price, availability and special offers

The Redmi 8 is available in two variants. The starting variant has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The more expensive variant that’s on sale for ₹ 8,999 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The first five million users to order the higher variants of the Redmi 8 will be able to get it for ₹7,999 as a part of Xiaomi’s launch offer celebrating the sale of 100 million Xiaomi smartphones in the country.

Both Redmi 8 devices will be available four colors — Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green and Onyx Black. Users will be able to buy them starting 12 October via Flipkart and Mi online store.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications and features

The Redmi 8 comes with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-box with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 10 user interface layered on top. The phone has a 6.26-inch HD Plus screen that has water drop notch on the display housing the front camera sensor.

The screen is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and splash-proof P2i nano-coating.

The Redmi 8 sports a dual camera setup in the back that has a 12 megapixel primary sensor and a secondary 2 megapixel sensor, meanwhile the front camera is an 8 megapixel sensor.

The device itself is powered by Qualcoom’s Snapdragon 439 chipset normally found on entry level devices. It has a 5,000 mAh battery that should last a little longer than a full working day even under intensive use. It comes with a 18W fast charge support but company is only bundling a 10W charger in the box.

Redmi 8 retains the 3.5mm audio jack and has a USB Type-C charging port as well as Bluetooth 5.0.