On the back, there is a noticeable difference in how the camera cut out are placed here – with Xiaomi opting for a centre placement even though they retained the horizontal approach.
Of course, we still get quad cameras here – and they are even better than what the smaller brother brings.
We would have preferred to have an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the rear placement will just do for this year for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Fortunately, Xiaomi didn’t think to remove the 3.5mm jack on the base of the unit so we can still keep rocking our headphones. With a USB Type C reversible connector to match, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro lives up to its status of being the bigger bro.
Front or back, the cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro are just as impressive.
A good place to start will be the amazing setup on the back which has a 64 megapixels snapper for wide image capturing, and as the main lens too.
That is followed by an 8 megapixels snapper which handles ultrawide shooting, a 2 megapixels sensor designated to be a macro camera and the final 2 megapixels sensor for depth sensing.
Selfie lovers will not be disappointed by the 20MP snapper that the smartphone offers them either. With the ability to record in HDR, and up to 1080p @ 30fps, the selfie camera holds its own well too.
Hardware, Software and Other Features
The last thing we would have expected was a chipset designed under the 12nm process, but that is just what we have here – in the form of the Mediatek Helio G90T chipset.
This octa-core SoC will run with the Mali-G76MC4 graphics card under the hood for the optimum performance.
All that chipset’s power will be supported by either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Just like the smaller brother for this unit, the 6GB RAM option will be available across both of the 64GB and 128GB storage options, but the larger RAM option will only come with 128GB.
Internal storage space should not be much of a dealbreaker since the Xiaomi redmi Note 8 Pro will support no less than 256GB via an external microSD card slot.
Leaving storage for a minute, the device launched with the MIUI 10 out of the box, and that is based on the Android 9 Pie from last year.
We do expect the Android phone will be placed on the priority update list for Redmi devices going to Android 10 when the time comes for that to happen.
All the specs we have been listing will be supported by a 4500mAh battery with 18W fast battery charging technology on board.