Sneha Saha New DelhiAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 21:26 IST Redmi Note 8 Pro has been launched in China with a bigger display and more cameras compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro.HIGHLIGHTSThe Redmi Note 8 Pro goes official in China with a starting price of around Rs 10,000.The Redmi Note 7 Pro sells for starting price of Rs 13,999 in India.Redmi Note 8 Pro will not launch in India before two months, Xiaomi confirms.Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best smartphone available under Rs 15,000 price bracket in India right now. This is what we said in the India Today Tech full review of the smartphone. The Note 7 Pro is a great device but the new Redmi Note 8 Pro looks even better. At least on papers. On Thursday Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launches the Redmi Note 8 series in China. The series, like all previous Redmi Note series, includes the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The star of the Redmi launch event on Thursday was the Redmi Note 8 Pro. On papers, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a massive upgrade over the Redmi Note 7 Pro.The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a bigger screen than the Note 7 Pro. It comes with a bigger battery, fast charging support, more and better cameras, improved design, powerful chipset and so much more when compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The most interesting bit is, despite sporting big upgrades the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with the same price (launch price) as the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The China price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at 1399 Yuan that roughly translates to around Rs 14,000. In India too the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to come with a similar price tag of around Rs 14,000. The Redmi Note 7 Pro sells with a starting price of Rs 13,999 in the country right now.So, what’s different between the new Redmi Note and the old one? Let’s take a quick look at all the differences between the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro.advertisement–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a bigger screen compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and offers 91.94 per cent screen-to-body ratio.–One similarity is both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as on the rear panel. The Gorilla Glass 5 protection not only makes the phones look beautiful, premium but also improve durability.–The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor while the Redmi Note 8 Pro uses MediaTek processor. The Note 7 Pro runs Snapdragon 675 processor while the Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by newly announced MediaTek Helio 90T chipset. It is worth noting that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone in the world to come with MediaTek Helio G90T chipset.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage support. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.–One of the biggest upgrades Xiaomi has brought to the Redmi Note 8 Pro from the Redmi Note 7 Pro is in the camera department. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera while the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 64MP Samsung GW1 main image sensor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with two cameras on the back panel while the Redmi Note 8 includes four cameras in total on the rear panel. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens, and 2MP macro lens. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 48MP Sony IMX586 main image sensor and 5MP secondary sensor for portraits.–Xiaomi has also improved the front camera of the Redmi Note 8 Pro when compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 20MP selfie shooter while the Redmi Note 7 Pro includes a 13MP selfie camera. The selfie camera of both the Redmi phones sits inside the Dot drop notch that sits on the top of the screen of the two smartphones.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with 18W fast charger inside the box The Note 8 Pro also packs a bigger battery than Note 7 Pro. The Note 8 Pro comes with 4500mAh battery while the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 4000mAh battery setup.–Both the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro run Android 9 Pie based on MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.–The price now. In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three variants — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage that costs 1399 Yuan (translates to Rs 14,000), 6GB + 128GB that costs 1599 Yuan (translates to Rs 16,000) and 8GB RAM + 128GB that costs 1799 Yuan (translates to Rs 18,000). In India too the price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to start from Rs 14,000. The starting price of Redmi Note 7 Pro in India is Rs 13,999. This price is for the 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at Rs 14,999 and 16,999, respectively, in India. There’s still time for the Redmi Note 8 Pro to launch in India. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 series will launch in India in two months.advertisementALSO READ | Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched: Key specs, official price, India launch time and moreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmi Note 8 Pro Next Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: All that’s different between two Pros from XiaomiThe Redmi Note 8 Pro launches in China. It is a massive upgrade over the Redmi Note 7 Pro in almost all aspects. Here’s everything different between the new and old Note from Redmi.advertisement
As a new peace accord in southern Sudan opens up the prospect of the return home of millions of people uprooted by two decades of civil war, the top United Nations refugee official has called on the Government to live up to its duty to protect its own citizens after it demolished a camp and dumped its residents in the desert with no services.“We have seen conditions people are living in after their village was levelled, and we stress the Government’s responsibilities for its own citizens,” Acting UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wendy Chamberlin said yesterday after visiting the squalid squatter camp of Shikan, near the capital Khartoum.UNHCR and the international community will hold the Government responsible for protecting its own people and helping them go back to their original homes, if that is what they want, she added.About 30,000 southerners lived in Shikan until the end of December, when the Government evicted them, dumping them in a desert area. But 5,000 have now drifted back, living in cardboard and burlap structures.“The standards for displaced people are the same as for refugees. They can only go home voluntarily, and must do so in safety and dignity,” Ms. Chamberlin, on a five-day visit to Sudan and Chad, said of the up to 6.1 million southerners estimated to have been uprooted from their homes to other parts of the country by the civil war. A further 550,000 refugees fled to neighbouring countries, mainly Uganda and Kenya.Yesterday she also visited the official camp of Omdurman es Salaam, run by the Government on the outskirts of Khartoum, home to 120,000 displaced people who now live in box-like mud-brick houses and even have their own makeshift church. But the residents, some of whom fled in 1986, call the camp Gaborona, meaning “forced to be here.”Women who have lived there for nearly two decades told her they could not afford to go home yet, and fear their children will not find schools in the south, ravaged by Africa’s longest-running civil war before a peace accord ended it in January.Today, Ms. Chamberlin was set to visit the Darfur region, where a separate and ongoing conflict has displaced nearly 2 million people. She will stress UNHCR’s role in protecting displaced people, especially in counselling and helping women victims of rape. Later this week, she is to cross the border into eastern Chad, home to a further 200,000 Darfur refugees.