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Redmi 8 receives price hike in India, now retails for Rs 9,799

July 3, 2020

Xiaomi has again hiked the price of one of its best selling phones in India, the Redmi 8. The price of the phone has now been increased to Rs. 9,799. This is quite interesting as the phone had seen a price hike just last month, and had also seen a price hike shortly before that.

The Redmi 8, was initially launched last year, for a price of Rs 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, and Rs 8,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB one. However, multiple rounds of price hikes have now brought its price to the current level.

The Redmi 8 comes packed with a 6.22-inch full-screen display. The phone comes with an HD+ IPS display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The Redmi 8 is powered by the same processor that runs the Redmi 8A. The phone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The Redmi 8 comes with two cameras on the back panel and single on the front. The selfie camera sits inside the Dot drop notch on the front. The Redmi 8 comes with a main 12MP Sony363 sensor with Dual PD and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. On the front the Redmi 8 includes 8MP shooter that comes paired with lots of AI -- AI portrait mode. The phone also includes FM Radio with built-in antenna.

One of the key highlights of the Redmi 8 is its battery. The Redmi 8 comes packed with a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The Redmi 8 includes -- USB Type C, Dual SIM card slot, dedicated microSD card slot (up to 512GB), 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2, P2i nano-coating, among others.

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