Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro in Malaysia. The latest entry of the wildly successful Redmi Note series certainly aim to impress, combining powerful hardware at affordable price points, which means plenty of reason for Malaysians to be excited about.
Redmi Note 8
Of the two models, the Redmi Note 8 is the lower-end option. Powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with 3 or 4GB of RAM, the Redmi Note 8 sports a 6.3” Full HD display, and a 4,000 mAh battery. Storage options range from 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
Besides that, the Redmi Note 8 packs a quad-camera setup at the rear, a significant upgrade from the Redmi Note 7. It consists of a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle unit, a 2MP sensor for macro shots, and a 2MP depth sensor for better portrait shots. On the front, there is a 13MP selfie camera.
It is available in 3 colours: Moonlight White, Neptune Blue, and Space Black.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
In comparison, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the high-performance model – and a higher price tag. It is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio G90T processor, making it the first phone with this flagship chipset. This gaming-optimised chipset is matched with a generous 6GB of RAM, while a large 4,500mAh battery ensures the long battery life that the Redmi Note series are known for. The Redmi Note 8 Pro also features a larger 6.53″ Full HD+ Dot Drop display.
In addition to the new processor, the Note 8 Pro comes with a new 64MP rear camera, which Xiaomi claims is the first in Malaysia. All three other rear cameras remain the same as the Redmi Note 8, while the selfie camera is bumped to a 20MP unit.
Consumers will be able to choose from a selection of 3 colours: Pearl White, Forest Green, and Mineral Grey.
|Redmi Note 8||3 GB RAM, 32GB storage||RM599|
|Redmi Note 8||4 GB RAM, 64GB storage||RM799|
|Redmi Note 8||4 GB RAM, 128GB storage||RM899|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro||6GB RAM, 64GB storage||RM1,099|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro||6GB RAM, 128GB storage||RM1,199|
Malaysia is the first country outside of China to launch the Redmi Note 8 series. This series is exclusively available for pre-order on Shopee, Lazada, and authorised Mi retailers nationwide until 11 October, where it will be available everywhere else.