An upcoming Redmi phone with model number M1908C3IC has appeared in China’s TENAA listing with full specs of the phone and images and it could be Redmi 8.
From the specs, we can figure out that this is a mid-range offering from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi. The same model number was recently certified by China’s CCC agency with 10W charging speed.
The phone measures 156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm for height, width and thickness. It weights 190 grams. There are multiple color variants the phone will come with and the list includes colors like Red, Blue, Black, Pink, Green, Gray, Purple and White.
It has a TFT screen with a display size of 6.21 inches and a screen resolution of 720×1520 pixels. The phone also comes with a huge battery of 5000 mAh. No phone released in the recent past have 5000 mAh battery from Redmi or even from Xiaomi branding. Only the Mi Max series of phones from Xiaomi have been released with high battery power. This extra battery adds up to the thickness of the phone.
Redmi M1908C3IC comes with a processor that clocks at a speed of 2.0 GHz. It will be released with as many as 3 RAM and storage variants namely 2GB, 3GB and 4GB combined with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively. There are only two cameras at the rear with 12MP+8MP sensors and just a single selfie camera at 8MP resolution. The phone’s memory can be expanded up to 512 GB, thanks to the microSD card slot.
Redmi Note 8 or K-Series Phone or Redmi 8?
Redmi Note 8 would be a flagship phone with quad camera setup and certainly won’t come with just dual camera setup. And this phone will definitely support fast charging. This makes us rule out that M1908C3IC is definitely not Redmi Note 8.
The position of the rear cameras at the center on the rear side of the phone makes it look like the Redmi K20’s camera position. Except for the recently released Mi 9T/9T Pro which is Redmi K20/K20 Pro, no other phone from the Xiaomi or Redmi has this kind of a setup that somewhat looks like Oppo Reno-type camera placement.
Having said that, the time’s ripe for Redmi 8 to be released as it was earlier this year when Xiaomi introduced Redmi 7 and 7A phones. The chin at the bottom is visible and this is not a full-screen phone. The front camera is positioned in a dot notch at the front and there is a fingerprint sensor just below the rear cameras and this is similar to the design of Redmi 7, albeit at a different position.
Stay tuned for more updates on the real identity of the phone.