Xiaomi Redmi 8 launched: Key specs, price in India, sale date

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 8 in India. The phone is the successor to the Redmi 7 which was launched in the country earlier this year. The phone is similar to the Redmi 8A which was launched in India last month.
The Redmi 8 retails at Rs 7,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The top-end model 4GB + 64GB Redmi 8 variant is priced starting at Rs 8,999. The company has announced a special scheme where it will sell 5 million units of the Redmi 8 4GB + 64GB variant at Rs 7,999 as an introductory offer and to celebrate it selling 100 million smartphones in the last 5 years.
The Redmi 8 goes on sale on October 12 in India, on Mi.com, Mi Home and e-commerce retailer Flipkart. The phone has been launched in two colours, Sapphire Blue and Ruby Red colours.
The Redmi 8 has a 6.22-inch full-screen HD+ IPS display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is available in Oynx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue colours, and has a splash-resistant P2i coating on top. It has 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm dimensions and weighs 188 grams.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by the same processor as the Redmi 8A. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM. The phone has FM Radio with built-in antenna. The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 8 smartphone runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.
The Redmi 8 has a dual rear camera setup and front single selfie camera inside the Dot drop notch on the front. It has a main 12MP Sony363 sensor with Dual PD and a secondary 2 MP depth sensor. The front 8MP selfie camera comes with AI portrait mode.
The Redmi 8 packs a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
It comes with USB Type C, Dual SIM card slot, a dedicated microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2, etc.
The Redmi 8 price in India is Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 8,999. The company will sell the first five million units of the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant at an introductory price of Rs. 7,999.