Redmi Note 8 Pro launched on Aug 29th in China, and it hasn’t officially landed in Nepali market. However, we have weighed the best it can offer and speculated how much would be the Redmi Note 8 Pro price in Nepal.
Xiaomi, recently, launched Redmi Note 8 series— Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro— as the successor to the Redmi Note 7 and 7 Pro respectively. These smartphones are the best mid-rangers you will find in 2019, except there is also Realme XT as a competitor where both of these share most of the specs, an identical 64MP camera sensor and quad-camera setup.
Highlights: Redmi Note 8 Pro
|The Good||The Bad|
|Powerful 64MP and quad-camera setup||Fingerprint sensor placement|
|Gaming centered chipset||IPS LCD, could have been AMOLED display|
|Premium glass body design|
|IP52 rating for waterproof and dustproof|
|NFC, IR Blaster, and 3.5mm headphone jack|
- See also: Xiaomi Mi Mobiles Price in Nepal 2019
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications
|Resolution||FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|CPU||Dual-core, Cortex-A76 + Hexa Core, Cortex-A55, MediaTek Helio G90T|
|RAM||6 GB, and 8 GB|
|Internal memory||64 GB, 128 GB|
|External memory||Up to 256 GB (shared SIM slot)|
|Primary camera||64MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) + 2MP (f/2.4)|
|Secondary camera||20MP, f/2.0|
|Battery Capacity||4,500mAH, Non-removable|
|Operating system||MIUI 10, Android 9.0 Pie|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro Price in Nepal||~ Rs. 24,000 (6/64GB)
~ Rs. 26,000 (6/128GB)
~ Rs. 29,000 (8/128GB)
Display and Design
Looking at how the mid-rangers are offering premium design these days, the Redmi Note 8 Pro would be no exception. The stunning green sheen (on Ice Jace color variant) back panel is something your eyes would catch at first glance, and moreover, the vertically center-aligned cameras are unavoidable. In fact, this design and color choice looks very familiar to the Redmi’s current flagship Redmi K20 series.
The Note 8 Pro has a glass body with 3D quad-curve design for easy hold operation and protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. And speaking of the display on the phone, it has a 1080-by-2340 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 395 pixels-per-inch. The screen, however, could have been AMOLED instead of IPS LCD.
On the top, there is a less obtrusive waterdrop notch and almost disappearing chin on the bottom. Thanks to Redmi, the company hasn’t still given up on 3.5mm headphone jack, which you will find by the bottom-firing speaker and USB Type-C charging port. The placement of the fingerprint scanner just below the camera sensor is somewhat not a good choice as that might result in smudging the lens.
The most important improvement in the design and build quality would be the Note 8 Pro’s IP52 rating, which means this mid-range phone is resistant to water and dust.
The 64MP and Quad-Camera Setup
Whatever the specs the Note 8 Pro might boast, the real USP of the phone is the first-time ever 64MP camera sensor paired with three other 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear cameras. The primary 64MP camera is Samsung GW1 image sensor of f/1.8 aperture. The 8MP sensor of f/2.2 aperture is an ultra-wide-angle lens where a 2MP, f/2.4 is a dedicated macro lens and the other 2MP, f/2.4 is for portrait shots and depth sensing.
Interesting enough, you will find the same camera setup and lens combination on another recently launched smartphone; Realme XT too.
However, on the fascia, there is a 20MP selfie shooter of f/2.0 aperture. The rear cameras can record 2160p videos at 30 frames-per-second, and 1080p at 30/60/120 frames-per-second. Besides the camera does have default night modes and slo-mo (shoots at 960 fps) video options.
Software, Performance, Battery
MediaTek’s latest gaming-focused Helio G90T powers the Redmi Note 8 Pro, and this comes in paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB of storage. The Helio G90T is 12nm manufactured chipset which is aided by Mali-G76MC4 graphics unit. The storage does support expansion up to 256GB using shared SIM slot.
The phone packs a larger 4,500mAh battery when compared to the predecessor Note 7 Pro’s 4,000mAh. As a matter of fact, this 4,500mAh battery is larger than any other Xiaomi/Redmi devices released this year. The battery comes with 18W fast charging support and as per the company claim, it can be charged up to 50% in 30 mins of a plug-in. And on the software side, the Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 (Pie).
Redmi Note 8 Pro Price in Nepal
The Note 8 Pro is made available in China only since its launch on August 29th and managed to sell a whopping number of 300,000 units in its first sale. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, in China, is priced at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 22,300) for 6/64GB base model. While the other 6/128GB and 8/128GB variants are sold for CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 25,500) and CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 28,700).
This should give pretty hint on how much will the Redmi Note 8 Pro price in Nepal. However, the company has informed the phone won’t make India until the next 2-3 months, which surely directs the Note 8 Pro might make to Nepali market by earliest 2020.
Could the Redmi Note 8 Pro beat the competition with Realme 5 Pro, Realme X or even Realme XT? And if the Note 8 Pro launches in Nepali market for the predicted price, it will surely make the top of smartphones under 25000 and 30000 in Nepal like the Note 7 Pro.
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