Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has launched a slew of devices today in China. The products include smartphones, smart TVs and laptops. Redmi wants to mark itself as the kitchen-sink brand, like Samsung. We have detailed every product they have launched.
Redmi Note 8, Note 8 Pro Smartphones
The successors of the impressive Redmi Note 7 series are finally here. The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are super affordable and make it an easy purchase.
The vanilla Note 8 sports a 6.3 inches Full HD+ LCD screen. It runs on a Snapdragon 665 chipset which is based on the 11 nm process. The SoC has eight Kryo 260 cores; four of them clocked at 2.2 GHz, the other clocked at 1.8 GHz. The Note 8 has a quad-camera setup that includes a 48MP sensor which incorporates the latest Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. Others sensors are an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP dedicated macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera is a 13MP lens. It has a 4,000 mAh battery with 18W charging speeds and USB-C port with the vanishing by a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Redmi Note 8 will be available in Black, White, Dream Blue. It starts at CNY999 (approximately ₹10,032) for the 4GB+64 GB variant. Other variants are 6GB+64 GB for CNY1199 (approximately ₹12,040) and 6GB+128 GB for CNY1399 (approximately ₹14,049).
The Note 8 Pro already has a new cap in its feather – the first smartphone in the world to sport 64MP camera. The display is a 6.5 inches LCD, a Full-HD+ panel which has small bezels. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, too, has a quad-camera setup. As mentioned, the main lens is a 64MP sensor. Other three lenses, 8 MP ultra-wide + 2 MP depth + 2 MP macro combo are the same as in the Redmi Note 8. The notch houses 20 MP front camera that has a few exciting AI features and scene recognition options.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by Mediatek’s Helio G90T, also the first smartphone to come with the new SoC platform. It comes in 6GB/8GB RAM options with 64/128 GB storage options. There’s a 4500 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. Gamers can rejoice as it comes with the company’s first liquid cooling chamber. Another exciting feature is the seamless connection of Wi-Fi and 4G for an excellent gaming experience.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available in Black, White, and Green. It starts at CNY1399 (approximately ₹14,049) for the 6GB+64 GB option and goes as high as CNY1799 (approximately ₹18,066) for the 8GB+128 GB variant.
Redmi TV has a 70 inches screen with ultra-thin bezels. You can also mount the TV on a wall or can be placed on a stand. It is a 4K TV which supports HDR, DTS HD, and Dolby Atmos audio. There are three HDMI ports, two USB ports, and a WiFi dual-band connectivity. You get 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for storing multimedia and applications. The TV is capable of connecting to other Xiaomi smart devices as well via an IoT control page on the TV. The TV also supports phone scan code for faster projection.
Redmi says, “It is designed with 70-inch 4K ultra-high-definition screen, and its display area is more than 60% larger than the mainstream 55-inch.”
It is priced at CNY3799 (approximately ₹38,000). It is the cheapest 70-inch TV available on the market right now.
The RedmiBook 14 is an enhanced version of its predecessor. It comes in different variants – i5 + 8GB memory + 256G SSD version (CNY3999/₹40,000), i5 + 8GB memory + 512G SSD (CNY4499/₹45,000), i7 + 8GB memory + 512G SSD (CNY4999/₹50,000). It has a 14-inch IPS LCD display and Full HD panel.
The RedmiBook 14 is also equipped with Nvidia’s MX250 graphics. It is said to last for 10 hours. It weighs very light, at 1.5kgs. It includes two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port on the left side while on the right side it has a 3.5mm headphone. Users will be happy to see Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Office pre-installed in the RedmiBook 14.