Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi is going to unveil its first smart TV with a whopping 70-inch screen on August 29 in China. But it seems the smart TV won’t be the sole offering. Likely, the much-awaited Redmi Note 8 will also be seeing the daylight alongside. A strong hint in this regard comes from none other than the Redmi CEO, Lei Jun.
Redmi CEO Lei Jun teased a poster on Weibo about the launch of the Redmi TV and it so happened that a user in the comment section asked about the Redmi Note 8 if the latter will launch on the same day. Lei Jun replied with a thumbs up emoji. This confirms that the Redmi Note 7’s successor is in the works and will likely launch on August 29.
Just the other day, Redmi General Manager Lei Weibing took to Weibo to post some details about the Redmi Note 8. In fact, he used the same device to type that Weibo post.
According to him, the Redmi Note 8 will come with a bigger battery, efficient camera, higher screen-to-body-ratio, and comfortable in-hand feel. In that way, the new device will be a significant upgrade over the Redmi Note 7.
For a refresh, the Note 7 was launched back in January with 4,000mAh battery and dual-rear-camera setup that included a 48MP primary sensor. It was the Redmi Note 7 that set off the race for 48MP camera in the low mid-range devices.
As of now, details about the Redmi Note 8 is kept under wraps. However, it is highly likely that the smartphone will debut with a 64MP camera which Redmi showcased recently in China. Redmi has already confirmed that its 64MP camera laced phone will come with a quad-camera setup on the rear. So, the Redmi Note 8 for that matter will arrive with four rear cameras.
Also, yesterday the alleged renders of Redmi Note 8 surfaced courtesy of Slashleaks exposing the handset from the rear confirming a quad-camera setup in a vertical layout. Besides that, the back of the device appears glossy with curved edges. The absence of a physical fingerprint sensor points to the possibility of an in-display fingerprint scanner. The bottom of the device is also seen lined with a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a mic hole.
The front panel of the Redmi Note 8 hasn’t leaked credibly as yet, but since Lei Weibing has said that the phone will have high screen-to-body ratio it is deducible that the Redmi Note 8 will have a smaller (water-drop) notch compared to the Redmi Note 7 or a pop-up selfie camera to achieve an expansive screen real estate.
The Redmi Note 8 is one of the most important smartphones in the company’s scheme of things. Judging from the fact that its predecessor mounted new sales record Redmi will likely do everything to surpass those records with the Redmi Note 8.
So if the phone is indeed dropping on August 29, we may surely witness plenty of hype-building leaks and teasers in the coming few days. The Redmi Note 8 will launch in a pair- a regular Note 8 and a Pro version of it.