Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro got official for China at the end of August, pairing great specs with a very affordable price as is par for the course for this line of devices, and now it’s finally landing in Europe as well.
The phone will become available in Spain through Xiaomi’s online store and AliExpress. The recommended retail prices are €249 for the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and €269 if you need 128GB of space for your stuff (the RAM remains the same 6GB in this model). For the first 24 hours, you’ll be able to grab the entry-level model for just €229, saving a cool €20 if you act fast enough.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ “Dot Drop” LCD touchscreen with a claimed 91.4% screen-to-body ratio, a rear fingerprint sensor, Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back, as well as IP52 certification for being splash-proof, effectively protected against rain and sweat.
It’s powered by the MediaTek G90T chipset, with an octa-core CPU clocked up to 2.05GHz and the ARM Mali-G76 GPU with a max frequency of 800MHz. For the first time in a Redmi Note, there’s LiquidCool technology built-in, to facilitate less frame drops in intensive gaming sessions.
The phone has four rear cameras. A 64 MP primary sensor uses a quad bayer filter to capture 16 MP photos with 1.6μm equivalent pixel size. There’s also an 8 MP ultra-wide angle shooter with a 120-degree field-of-view, a 2 MP macro camera and a 2 MP depth sensor to aid in creating bokeh for portrait mode shots. On the front there’s a 20 MP selfie snapper.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in Europe in Mineral Grey, Pearl White, and Forest Green. Its lights are kept running by a 4,500 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging through USB-C. The handset also boasts NFC support, an IR blaster, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. We’re already working on our review of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, so stay tuned for that.