Xiaomi Launches The Redmi Note 8 Pro, The First Smartphone With a 64-megapixel Camera
Samsung has recently announced a new photo sensor called ISOCELL GW1 Bright, the first 64-megapixel smartphone photo sensor, in partnership with Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer did not wait long and has already launched the world's first smartphone equipped with such a sensor. It's called the Redmi Note 8 Pro and offers mid-range specifications in premium construction, while the price will certainly be affordable, even if it has not been officially announced.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the top model of the new Redmi Note 8 series. It is equipped with a 6.53 "Full HD + (notch) LCD screen and is built using MediaTek's new flagship processor, the Helio G90T. Redmi Note 8 Pro is also the first phone to use this chip, not just the first equipped with the ISOCELL GW1 Bright sensor. And there is a premiere for the Redmi brand on this model: the integration of a vapor chamber cooling system for the chipset.
Xiaomi will offer Redmi Note 8 Pro in 6 + 64 GB, 6 + 128 GB or 8 + 128 GB variants and promises long-lasting autonomy thanks to a 4,500 mAh battery. What's more, the phone benefits from fast charging at 18W. In addition to the new 64-megapixel sensor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has three more cameras on the back. We are dealing with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, one 2-megapixel depth sensor and finally another 2-megapixel macro photography sensor.
Given the name "Pro" in the name of the Redmi Note 8 Pro model, there must of course be a "standard" model, and yes there is. The Redmi Note 8 is the more "modest" version, equipped with less powerful hardware and has a different design on the back.
For the non-Pro model, Xiaomi chose a Snapdragon 665 chipset, a 6.3" Full HD+ LCD screen, a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging, a fingerprint sensor on the back and a slightly different camera system. The main camera is also made by Samsung, but it has a 48 megapixel ISOCELL GM2 sensor. The other three cameras are identical to those on the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Redmi models are usually first launched in China and India, two major markets for Xiaomi, but usually reach European stores, sometimes under other names. For example, the Redmi K20 Pro was recently launched in Western stores under the name Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro.
The price for the Redmi Note 8 Pro is $200, while the "standard" variant starts at $140.