Redmi has launched a new variant of the Note 8 Pro which now comes with 256GB of internal storage. The Redmi Note 8 Pro was originally launched a couple of weeks back with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128GB of onboard storage. The latest iteration of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the most expensive that offers the highest amount of storage amongst all the models.
Just like the standard model, the Note 8 Pro uses 256GB UFS 2.1 storage with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM. Unlike the Indian version, the Chinese Redmi Note 8 Pro does not have a dedicated microSD card slot. Instead, the phone has a dual hybrid SIM slot that can either accept two nano-SIM cards or a SIM and a microSD card.
The remaining specifications of the Redmi Note 8 Pro are kept intact. MediaTek's most powerful chipset -- the Helio G90T SoC powers the smartphone with liquid cooling technology to decrease the thermal throttling. The phone currently runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 skin on top. In the coming days, the phone will be updated to MIUI 11 based on Android 10 OS.
The quad-camera setup at the back of the device consists of a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Plus, the phone also has a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens at the front.
The device also gets a bigger 4,500 mAh battery with a USB Type-C port that supports 27W fast charging and the device does retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing And Availability
The all-new Redmi Note 8 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage comes with an asking price of 1,899 Yuan (approx Rs. 20,000). As of now, the availability is limited to China and the phone might make its way to India in the coming days.