The Redmi Note 8 Pro is in the running for the best budget phone of the year based purely on the spec sheet alone. Between the large battery and 64MP quad camera setup, there’s a lot to like for a starting price of ~$200.
Now, Redmi general manager Lu Weibing has confirmed on Weibo that the Xiaomi sub-brand has sold 300,000 units during the first sale in China. Lu added that the next round of sales will take place on September 6.
It’s tough to figure out whether the Redmi Note 8 Pro out-performed the Redmi Note 7 Pro when it comes to first-day sales in China. We’ve asked Xiaomi to clarify first day sales of the Redmi Note 7 Pro in China and will update the story if or when they get back to us.
In any event, 300,000 units isn’t anything to scoff at, especially when this is for the Pro model only. The standard Redmi Note 8 is set to go on sale in China on September 17.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 series will come to India roughly eight weeks after the Chinese launch. This means we can likely expect the devices to hit India at the end of October or beginning of November.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a Helio G90T processor, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, and 64GB to 128GB of expandable storage. Redmi’s latest Pro model also sports a quad rear camera setup (64MP, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro) and a 4,500mAh battery.
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