After taking the stage to introduce the new Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro in China, Xiaomi subsidiary general manager Lu Weibing spoke to the press. According to the executive, the launch of the devices in India should “delay” about 2 to 3 months.
Speaking to 91mobiles, Weibing said Redmi intends to bring these mid-range and premium mid-range devices to the Indian market and is working to make it happen. However, their availability should be closer to the end of the year, somewhere between October and November.
Thus, we will have a launch time contrast between the release of the Redmi Note 7 and Note 8 family. That’s because the Note 7 Pro was first announced in India and then arrived in China. Note 7 made its debut in the Chinese giant’s homeland, but also landed quickly on Indian soil.
When asked about a global version of Redmi Note 8 series, the executive declined to comment. This raises some concerns in Mi Fans since its predecessor – Note 7 Pro – was never made official outside the India-China region.
Remember that the Redmi Note 8 lineup was announced yesterday with good specifications and price which should please every pocket. However, the devices must face fierce competition from Realme in the Indian market.
This is because the subsidiary of Oppo already announced the Realme XT. This handset features the 64MP rear camera and Snapdragon 712 processor, something that might please those users who didn’t like Redmi’s MediaTek platform.