Redmi Note 8 series set for August 29 launch, packing 64MP camera

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The back of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

The Redmi Note 7 set the bar high earlier this year, offering a 48MP rear camera at a great price. But if you thought 48MPs wasn’t enough, you might want to check out the Redmi Note 8 series launch later this month.

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand confirmed on Weibo that the Redmi Note 8 series will launch on August 29, adding that it will feature a 64MP rear camera. The attached event poster shows what appears to be a quad rear camera setup, featuring three cameras and a fingerprint sensor in one housing, and what could be a fourth sensor next to the flash. Check it out below:

A teaser for the Redmi Note 8 series.Xiaomi Hongmi Weibo

It’s unclear whether the 64MP sensor and/or apparent quad camera setup only applies to the Redmi Note 8 Pro or to the Redmi Note 8 as well. In any event, you can likely expect an ultra-wide camera and a depth sensor as part of the quad camera setup.

We’ve also seen a trend for the likes of Realme and Honor to ditch telephoto cameras in favor of macro cameras on some of their cheaper quad camera phones. So don’t be surprised if Xiaomi does the same thing with the Redmi Note 8 series.

The Redmi Note 8 series might not be the only new smartphones come August 29, as a low-end Redmi device (likely the Redmi 8) has surfaced online too. This device packs a 5,000mAh battery, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 16GB to 64GB of storage, a 6.2-inch 720p display, and a pair of rear cameras.

News of a new Redmi Note family comes a day after Xiaomi confirmed that it sold 20 million Redmi Note 7 units worldwide since launch. Do you think the Redmi Note 8 will do better than the Note 7 series?

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