- The Redmi Note 8 2021 has been listed on the official Xiaomi website
- The phone is identical to the Redmi Note 8 barring the chipset
- The price has been revealed via an AliExpress listing
The Redmi Note 8 2021 has been officially listed Xiaomi’s global website. The listing has revealed the official renders and the entire specifications of the smartphone. The price of the phone has been revealed by an AliExpress listing.
Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 8 series back in 2019 in multiple markets. Last week, the company claimed that it sold over 25 million units of the Redmi Note 8 models across the world. It further stated that it was releasing the Redmi Note 8 2021 to celebrate the success of the original Note 8.
Redmi Note 8 2021 specifications and features
The Redmi Note 8 2021 has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen that offers Full HD+ resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits brightness, and 409ppi pixel density. While the phone features a slightly thick chin with Redmi branding, the company claims that it offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. The front and rear sides of the phone are shielded by Gorilla Glass 5 panels. In addition, it has a splash-resistant nano-coating, which protects it from splashes and dust.
The Note 8 2021 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC and 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The phone comes in 64GB and 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage choices. There is a microSD card slot for expansion. The handset is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The retail box of the device will include a 22.5W charger.
The waterdrop notch on the front houses a 13-megapixel selfie camera. The vertical camera module on the back has a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree FOV, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It offers photography features like LED flash, Pro mode, night mode, video filters, AI beautify, time-lapse video, video stabilisation, 120fps 720p slow-motion video shooting, and a 30fps 1080p video recording.
The phone runs MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. For security, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and AI face unlock. The other features that are available on the device are dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-5i 5, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, IR blaster, linear motor, USB Type-C, 1217 super-linear speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The only noticeable difference between the Redmi Note 8 and the upcoming 2021 is that the latter comes with a new chipset and a faster charger. The original Redmi Note 8 came with a Snapdragon 665 SoC and an 18W charger. The rest of the specs of both phones are identical. The listing reveals that it will be available in colours like Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, and Space Black.
Redmi Note 8 2021 pricing and availability
Xiaomi is yet to announce the price of the Redmi Note 8 2021. However, the Xiaomi store on AliExpress reveals that it will be priced starting at $145 (~Rs 10,567).