Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 series released last year was one of the company’s top-selling model with over 30 million units sold as at May 2020. One reason why fans found the Note 8 as a worthy upgrade over the Redmi Note 7 is the upgrade both in the hardware and software with a powerful camera out. The Redmi Note 8 also has a good build quality and that has been confirmed by a recent incident.
A Mi fan recently shared the story of his Redmi Note 8 unit which fell into a pool of water after the phone was mistakenly dropped from the 8th floor of an apartment building. Surprisingly, even though the screen was shattered and water got into the camera chamber, the touch operation still worked fine. The fuselage was also bent, turning the phone to a “curved screen” model.
Xiaomi’s Founder and Chairman, Lei Jun also shared the post, extolling the quality of Redmi Note 8.
The Redmi Note 8 was released in August 2019 and one of the biggest highlights of the smartphone is the quad-camera setup stacked vertically at the top left corner. The phone packs a 6.3-inch waterdrop screen and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM. There is also a 4000mAh battery on board as well as 18W fast charging support.