Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Xiaomi on Friday, October 11, launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro, a smartphone with a 64MP primary camera, and pricing that starts at P11,490.

At the price, it competes with the OPPO A5 2020 (P10,990), Samsung Galaxy A30s (P12,990), and the Realme 5 Pro (P11,990).

Xiaomi touts the phone’s quad camera setup, highlighted by ultra-high resolution 64MP main shooter, and complemented by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. 

Macro cameras, which are cameras that let you get in really close to a photographic subject, appear to be becoming more common, with the Vivo V17 Pro – released a few days before the Note 8 Pro – also having the feature. 

It’s also the first phone to have a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which Xiaomi says is more powerful than competing processors from other brands in a similar tier.

Here are the specs: 

The phone will be available on October 12 at Mi Authorized Stores and Lazada. The 64GB variant is priced at P11,490 while the 128GB variant is priced at P12,990. 

A base Redmi Note 8, which comes with a Snapdragon 665 chipset and a 48MP camera, will also be available at a starting price of P7,990 (3GB RAM/32GB storage). Currently, the only base Note 8 available is the P8,990 variant (4GB RAM/64GB storage). A P9,990 variant (4GB RAM/128GB storage) will also be available soon. Rappler.com