Sunday, 20 October 2019

Redmi Note 8 Pro Price in India Reveal, Realme X2 Pro Launch Date, Amazon and Flipkart Diwali Sales, and More Tech News This Week

The Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 were launched in India this week, which are the latest models of Xiaomi's very popular Redmi Note series. Apart from this, Xiaomi also revealed the schedule for rollout of MIUI 11 Global Stable ROM update for eligible handsets, and launched a new air purifier for the country. Certainly, any roundup of this week would be incomplete if we did not mention the launch of the Google Pixel 4 smartphone, despite the fact that they are not making their way into India. Amazon and Flipkart are also taking part in the next round of their festive Diwali sale, and other top news reports of the week include Samsung fingerprint scanner security flaws, the all-new version of Fortnite and the announcement of their Q3 2019 Weber figures by Reliance Jio.
Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8 launched in India
Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 were launched simultaneously in India this week. The predecessors of the smartphone - the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 - were launched earlier this year, with Xiaomi switching to a faster refresh cycle.
First launched in China in August, two Redmi Note 8 smartphones bear a similar design with a quad rear camera setup. Another major attraction was the presence of a 64-megapixel camera sensor on the Redmi Note 8 Pro, developed in collaboration with Samsung and representing Xiaomi's first such smartphone. In India, both smartphones have a big difference over their Chinese counterparts - they feature dedicated microSD card slots.
In India, the price of Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. Two other models have been launched in the country - 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. 15,999 and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage at Rs. 17,999. On the other hand, the price of Redmi Note 8 in India starts at Rs. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model is going for Rs 9,999. 12,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. Both smartphones will go on sale through Amazon India, and Mi Home stores for the first time at 12 noon (noon) IST on Monday, October 21.
In terms of specifications, the Dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 8 Pro runs MIUI 10, and has a 6.53-inch full-HD + (1080x2340 pixels) display; A MediaTek Helio G90T SoC; RAM up to 8 GB; A quad rear camera setup (64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel); 20-megapixel front camera; Onboard up to 128GB expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot; Standard set of connectivity options including USB Type-C; A rear-facing fingerprint sensor; A 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support; Dimensions of 161.7x76.4x8.81 mm, and finally, a weight of 200 grams.
Also a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone, the Redmi Note 8 features a 6.39-inch full-HD + (1080x2280 pixels) display; Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, up to 6GB of RAM; A quad rear camera setup (48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel); A 13-megapixel front camera; Onboard storage up to 128 GB expandable via a dedicated microSD card (up to 512 GB); Standard bunch of connectivity options and sensors; 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support; Dimensions of 158.3x75.3x8.35 mm, and weight of 188 grams.
As we reported, Xiaomi also revealed the rollout schedule for the latest version of its custom Android-based operating system at the India launch event of the Redmi Note 8 Series - MIUI 11. Announced last month in China, the new MIUI 11 Repetition brings many new features including a new minimalist design, a system-wide dark mode, and more. The first batch of smartphones will receive their updates starting from October 22, while the last batch - which only includes the Redmi Note 8 Pro - will begin on December 18.
Amazon India, Flipkart's latest Diwali sale
E-commerce giants Amazon India and Flipkart are holding the second round of Diwali sales in India from October 21 to October 25. New festive season sales offer discounts on smartphones and electronics in other categories, with each featuring their own exclusive sales. - Detailed Immediate Discount. Amazon India is offering 10 percent instant discount on Axis Bank and Citibank credit cards and debit cards, as well as all RuPay cards.
On the other hand, Flipkart is offering 10 percent instant discount on SBI credit and debit card transactions during the sale. As we mentioned, both e-commerce sites have revealed their top mobile phone and electronics deals, and we'll list some prior offers here. If you are off to buy a smartphone in a recent batch of sales, Amazon and Flipkart's latest round of sales is a good opportunity to pick up a new mobile before Diwali.
In this round of Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale Diwali Special, e-commerce site is offering discounts on Samsung Galaxy M10, Samsung Galaxy A10, Vivo U10, Nokia 6.2, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, Redmi 7A, iPhone XR is. And Poco F1. Amazon also says that it is discounting ACC
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