Next Sneha Saha New DelhiSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 08:07 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme XT launches in India today with a starting price of Rs 15,999.Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to launch in India by the end of next months, October.Both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT come with quad-camera setup.The first 64MP camera smartphone in India is here. It is the Realme XT. The Realme XT is launched in India with a starting price of Rs 15,999 and that goes up to Rs 18,999 for the top-end model. At the launch, Realme stressed on the fact that they are the first smartphone brand to bring a 64MP camera smartphone and to get their hands on the device consumers needn’t wait for months. With this Realme takes on the likes of Xiaomi and the delayed launch of the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India.There still time for the Redmi Note 8 Pro India launch. The Redmi Note 8 series launched in China last month and soon after that Xiaomi India MD and Global VP said that the India launch of Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro will take time, the reason being certification process. On August-end Jain said, certification process takes around 8 weeks and so we expect the Redmi Note 8 Pro to hit the Indian shores by end of October. The question now is will the upcoming Redmi Note 8 Pro with 64MP camera able to take on the likes of the Realme XT?Let’s compare the two smartphones and find out.Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro specs compared–Both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT are premium looking smartphones. Both the phones include Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back and that adds to the overall aesthetic of the smartphone. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, as well as, the Realme XT includes four cameras on the back panel. The camera module on the Redmi phones sits on the middle of the back panel while on the Realme XT the camera setup sits on the extreme left side. Design of both the Realme XT as well as the Redmi Note 8 Pro is clean and premium.advertisement–Coming to the screen used on both the phones. The Realme XT comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED Dewdrop display with a screen-to-body ratio of 92 per cent. In comparison the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and it offers 91.94 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Similar to the Realme XT the Note 8 Pro also includes Dot drop notch.–On the hardware front the Realme XT is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Snapdragon 712 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There’s microSD card support that expands the storage to up to 256GB of storage. In comparison, Xiaomi chooses MediaTek for the Note 8 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by Helio G90T processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.–Coming to the camera now. As said both the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme XT come with four camera setup on the back where camera users 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor. The Realme XT includes a main 64-megapixel GW1 sensor, second is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, third is a 2-megapixel macro lens, and fourth is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In comparison, the Redmi Note 8 Pro includes a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture that is capable of clicking big 9248×6936 images, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens, and 2MP macro lens.–On the front, the Realme XT includes a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie camera. In comparison the Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 20MP front shooter for selfies. Both the phones come with lots of AI camera features.–On the software front the Realme XT includes a 4,000mAh battery and supports 2OW VOOC 3.0 fast charging. In comparison, Redmi Note 8 Pro is backed by a 4500mAh battery that comes with support for 18W fast charging.–The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie software while the Realme XT runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro price comparedNotably, India is the first country to get the Realme XT while China is the first one to get the Redmi Note 8 Pro. In India, the Realme XT comes in three configurations base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with price of Rs 15,999, 6GB + 64GB storage with price of Rs 16,999 and 8GB + 128GB storage variant of the phone comes with a price of Rs 18,999. The first sale of the Realme XT will be on September 16 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com, the company has announced, and during the sale only 64 thousand Realme XT units will be sold.In comparisons, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a starting price of 1399 Yuan, translates to Rs 14,000, in China. In the company’s home market the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in three variants — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage with a price of 1399 Yuan (translates to Rs 14,000), 6GB + 128GB with price of 1599 Yuan (translates to Rs 16,000) and 8GB RAM + 128GB with price of 1799 Yuan (translates to Rs 18,000). Ahead of the India launch consumers are already predicting the price of Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. They believe the starting price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be the same as the launch price of the Note 7 Pro, i.e Rs 13,999.advertisementALSO READ | Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: All that’s different between two Pros from XiaomiALSO READ | Realme XT review: Stands out from the crowd with a 64MP quad cameraALSO READ | Xiaomi says Android 10 update coming to all Redmi K20 Pro users in OctoberGet 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 byPavni Jain Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Redmi Realme XT vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: What’s different between the two 64MP camera phones?Realme XT launches in India today with starting price of Rs 15,999. Will the upcoming 64MP camera phone from Xiaomi able to take on the likes of the new Realme 64MP camera phone? Let’s find out.advertisement
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