Xiaomi has been quite busy these days with the launching of the Mi Note 10 featuring a whopping 108MP camera and waterfall display. However, the Chinese company still found time to announce the rumored Redmi Note 8T.
Before you think it’s a new Redmi Note member for the “8” family, we have to relax your expectations a little bit. It’s essentially the same Redmi Note 8 that we already know. This time around, Xiaomi added the NFC functionality to the device and there’s a new 18W charger coming out the box.
If you remember, the vanilla Redmi Note 8 lacked NFC connectivity and came with a 10W charger. The Redmi Note 8 Pro variant, in counterpart, included NFC and came with an 18W charger. Now, Xiaomi is releasing the Redmi Note 8T variant in the European market to meet the demand for the above-requested features.
Since it’s the same device, we also expect the same specifications. The Redmi Note 8 boasts a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch housing the 13MP selfie camera. Moving around to the back, we can see the quad-cam rear setup comprising of a 48MP + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP Macro + 2MP depth sensors.
Under the hood, we have the very same Snapdragon 665 that is present in the standard Note 8 model. The horsepower comes paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded via a MicroSD slot and you don’t need to sacrifice dual-SIM functionality since it comes with a triple-slot.
The handset draws power from a 4,000mAh battery that now will charge with the aforementioned 18W charger. On the software side, the smartphone ships with Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10, however an update for MIUI 11 is coming soon.
Redmi Note 8T Specifications
Network: LTE compatible
4G: LTE FDD B1 / 2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28; LTE TDD B38 / 40
3G: WCDMA B1 / 2/4/5/8
2G: GSM B2 / 3/5/8
CPU: Snapdragon 665 AIE 2.0GHz Octa Core
GPU: Adreno 610
Display: 6.3 inch FHD + 2340 × 1080 19.5: 9, Gorilla Glass5
RAM: 3GB / 4GB
Storage: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (upto 256GB for microSD)
Main camera: 48 million pixels (main F1.75) + 8 million pixels (super wide-angle F2.2) + 2 million pixels (depth F2.4) + 2 million pixels (macro F2.4) quad camera
Front camera: 13 million pixel camera F2.0
OS: Android 9 Pie (MIUI 10)
Size: 161.15 × 75.4 × 8.6mm
Battery: 4000mAh (rapid charge 18W)
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Waterproof and dustproof: water repellent and waterproof
USB: USB Type-C
Earphone jack: Yes
Authentication method: Fingerprint authentication sensor, face authentication
Color: Moonlight White, Starscape Blue, Moonshadow Gray
Others: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM), IR sensor, 4G VoLTE, NFC
Redmi Note 8T Price and Availabilty
The Redmi Note 8T will be initially available in Blue, White and Black colors for €199 (~$220,93). For that amount, you get the 4/64GB memory variant. The sales will begin on November 8 in Spain and Italy. France will get the device by November 13 while German customers can purchase it from November 15.
Xiaomi will spread availability across European markets and in the future. The company will also add a 3GB/32GB option for €179 (~$198,73) and a more premium 4/128GB one for €249 (~$276,45) to its portfolio.