Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi today confirmed on Weibo that the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphones will be launched in China at an event on August 29. Both the phones are expected to come with a quad-camera setup on the back.
Redmi CEO Lu Weibing had recently claimed the Redmi Note 8 will offer longer battery life as well as a higher screen-to-body ratio compared to its predecessor. The biggest upgrade, however, will be in the camera department. The Redmi Note 8 will be equipped with a quad-camera setup, although the resolution of the four sensors is yet to be revealed. As can be seen in the teaser poster below, the phone will have a triple-camera array with the fingerprint sensor placed right below. The fourth ToF sensor is placed below the LED flash module.
Redmi Note 8 Pro, on the other hand, may come with a 64MP quad-camera setup. Instead of the 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor used in the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will likely use Samsung’s 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. Redmi’s rival brand Realme is also expected to launch a 64MP smartphone soon, using the very same Samsung ISOCELL sensor. Apart from the more impressive camera hardware, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will likely be powered by a newer and more powerful Snapdragon processor under the hood.
Redmi is also expected to unveil its first Smart TV at the upcoming event in China. As confirmed by the company already, the Redmi TV will come with a 70-inch 4K resolution panel. In terms of design, the Redmi TV will be quite similar to the latest Mi TV models with a slim frame and minimal bezels. It is expected to run Xiaomi’s Android-based PatchWall user-interface.