The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A smartphones were made official in October in China. The Redmi 8 has been available in colors like Fairy Green, Sapphire Blue and Carbon Ash. From tomorrow, the Xiaomi sub-brand will be also selling a new color variant called Phantom Red for Redmi 8 buyers in China.
The Redmi 8 Phantom Red color edition will be available only for its 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage edition starting at 10 AM (local time) in China tomorrow. This model is priced at 799 Yuan (~$115). The Phantom Red shown in the above poster resembles with the Ruby Red color variant of the smartphone that is available in India.
The lower 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage edition of the Redmi 8 is currently selling for 699 Yuan (~$100). It is currently available in other three colors. In related news, Redmi will be also carrying out the first sales of the Twilight Orange version of the Redmi Note 8 Pro tomorrow at 10 AM in China.
Redmi 8 Specifications and Features
The Redmi 8 is equipped with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display that produces 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ resolution. It delivers an aspect ratio of 19:9. The modest Snapdragon 439 chipset drives the smartphone with up to 4 GB of RAM. It comes in 32 GB and 64 GB storage models and it features a microSD card slot for more storage. The MIUI 11 based Android 9 Pie OS comes preloaded on the device.
The Redmi 8 has a dual camera system on its back. It has a Sony IMX363 12-megapixel primary shooter that is accompanied by a depth sensor of 2-megapixel. Upfront is an 8-mgeapixel selfie camera. The phone houses a gargantuan battery of 5,000mAh capacity that supports 18W rapid charging through USB-C. A fingerprint reader is also available on the device.