Photo Credit: Twitter/ Manu Kumar Jain
- Redmi Note 8 India launch may be two months away
- India head says certifications and testing needs to be conducted
- In China, the phones are priced starting at CNY 999
Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro in China. Now, it comes as no surprise that both the phones will be making their way to India. Soon after the China launch event, Xiaomi’s India head Manu Kumar Jain stated that the phones will launch in India soon. Jain took to Twitter to note that the phones need to undergo testing and certification before they can be launched in the country. He gave a rough timeline of eight weeks, suggesting a near two-month wait. To recall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched in India first, and was then launched in China a few weeks later.
Jain took to Twitter to announce that Xiaomi will bring the phones to India soon. “We’ll do our best to bring them to India asap! However, certification [and] testing might take (approximately) 8 weeks. Will keep you posted,” his tweet reads, he then adds, “8 weeks for #RedmiNote8!”. An earlier tweet had given vaguer timeline of “soon.” In China, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is set to go on sale on September 3, while the first sale for Redmi Note 8 will take place on September 17. The predecessor Redmi Note 7 was launched in China in January, but its Pro variant was launched in India first. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched in China a few weeks later. The company hasn’t followed the same tradition this time around.