Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro will be the Chinese company's first phone to ship with a 64MP primary rear camera. Xiaomi today announced that it would be launching the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro smartphones on August 29, alongside the Redmi TV. Earlier, it was expected that the brand would announce only the Redmi Note 8 on August 29, but today, it officially teased the Redmi Note 8 Pro as well. In the teaser image of the Note 8 Pro, we can clearly see the presence of 64MP text below the camera module. The phone will feature quad cameras on the back along with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi is expected to reveal more details on the Note 8 devices in the coming days as we're just a week away from the official launch of both the phones.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to Feature 64MP Quad Camera Setup
Earlier this month, Redmi showcased the 64MP Quad Camera setup at a special event held in Beijing. The first smartphone to make use of this technology will be the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Right now, it's confirmed that the primary sensor on the Note 8 Pro will be a 64MP one and the details of other sensors are not known at the moment. Xiaomi might use an ultra-wide-angle lens as the secondary sensor similar to the one on Mi A3, along with a depth sensor and probably the fourth sensor could use a macro lens. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi uses a macro lens or monochrome lens on the Note 8 Pro.
The 64MP sensor which will see on the Note 8 Pro is the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 which the South Korean smartphone giant announced a couple of months ago.
On the flip side, the Redmi Note 8 will feature triple rear cameras- at least going by the leaked images of the smartphone. Xiaomi did not reveal whether it's going to use the same Samsung 64MP sensor on the Redmi Note 8 or not, but for now, we can confirm that the Note 8 Pro will feature a 64MP primary sensor.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Series: What We Know So Far?
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 series earlier this year, but with increased competition, the company is forced to bring the Redmi Note 8 devices earlier than expected. Xiaomi India also confirmed that a Redmi phone with a 64MP camera sensor would land in the country in Q4 2019. Realme, on the other hand, already confirmed the Realme XT with 64MP Quad Cameras would arrive by the end of September. It will be interesting to see when Xiaomi is actually planning to launch the Redmi Note 8 series in India.
The Redmi Note 8 is already confirmed to feature 18W fast charging, bigger battery (possibly a 5000mAh unit), whereas the Note 8 Pro is teased to offer higher screen-to-body ratio, better battery life, and of course, it will capture better images.