Xiaomi Confirms The Redmi Note 8 Will Have Snapdragon 665, 48 MP Quad Cameras
Back in 2014, Xiaomi’s arrived in India to capture the smartphone market in the mid-range segment. Since then, the company has seen great success with its offerings especially the Redmi Note range of devices. Now, its latest entry, Redmi Note 8, has finally been confirmed and will arrive with Snapdragon 665 and a 48MP quad camera setup.
Redmi Note 8 Series
Xiaomi is set for a big launch in China on 29th August 2019. In the event, it is expected that the company will unveil its smart TV offering alongside laptops, possibly MIUI 11 and the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. Last week, we had reported on one of the devices sporting the MediaTek G90T gaming centric SoC for the Note 8 series. Unfortunately, at the time it was unclear if the Note 8 would feature the same. But, Redmi has confirmed that the standard Note 8 will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset.
What To Expect
Redmi, through official channels, has confirmed that the Note 8 will arrive with a quad-camera setup which is a first for the company. The primary sensor will be a 48MP shooter alongside a wide-angle lens, macro lens and depth of field sensor. It is yet to be confirmed exactly which image sensor is being used for the 48MP camera but that will soon be known.
The Redmi Note 8 is also confirmed to house Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset which uses Samsung’s 11nm LPP process. Notably, the Xiaomi Mi A3 also has the same SoC which is a direct successor to last years Snapdragon 660 that was seen in the Redmi Note 7 device. The newer chipset brings improved battery performance, Vulkan 1.1 API Support and a third-gen AI engine with Hexagon 686 DSP. Finally, the price of the device is yet to be determined to see the actual difference between the Note 8 and Note 8 Pro.