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Updated | Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition smartphone to be released with a fresh coat of paint for the global market

The Redmi Note 8 Pro costs just 1,099 yuan (US$158) in China. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 8 Pro costs just 1,099 yuan (US$158) in China. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has officially announced that a Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition smartphone is coming, no doubt to coincide with the Chinese company’s impending anniversary celebrations. Fans of the company have been asked to guess what color the special edition variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will come in.
The new color for the Redmi Note 8 Pro is Coral Orange.

Update August 10: Xiaomi has revealed that the new color for the Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition is Coral Orange (see promo images below).

Original story:

A new special edition of the Redmi Note 8 Pro has been revealed, with the official Twitter account for Xiaomi stating that the smartphone is “about to join” the already existing Redmi Note 8 lineup. The device has been teased in a promo image (see below), with the OEM encouraging followers to guess what color the Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition will come in. There is a hint - “Xiaomi” – which would lead to the reasoning that the smartphone will feature orange tones at least.

It’s possible this global Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition is actually the same device as the Twilight Orange variant of the phone that was revealed by Xiaomi in January for the Chinese market. As the device in the promo image looks to be red, it can be guessed that the special model of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will come in that color but with subtle shades of orange to reflect the background color of the famous “Mi” logo.

As for specs, along with the MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, it seems likely the Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition could come in two configurations in regard to RAM and storage: 6 GB + 128 GB and 8 GB + 128 GB. This would be identical to what Xiaomi offered with the Twilight Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro back in January, although of course it’s possible the OEM might shake things up for a global Special Edition model and offer some additional upgrades beyond the striking color scheme.

Coral Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: @Xiaomi)
Coral Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: @Xiaomi)
Coral Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: @Xiaomi)
Coral Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: @Xiaomi)
Twilight Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Twilight Orange Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition. (Image source: @Xiaomi)
Redmi Note 8 Pro Special Edition. (Image source: @Xiaomi)

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@Xiaomi & Mi.com (in Chinese)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08- 9 (Update: 2020-08-10)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.