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Redmi Note 8 2021 round-up: All you need to know

Redmi Note 8 2021
Redmi Note 8 2021 (Xiaomi)

Here’s what we know about the Redmi Note 8 2021 so far.

Xiaomi earlier this week confirmed it would soon launch the 2021 edition of its popular Redmi Note 8. It follows the announcement that the company had sold whopping 25 million units of the phone globally. There is already a lot of buzz around the 2021 version of the Redmi Note 8. Here’s a brief round-up of everything we know.

Design

Xiaomi’s Redmi has also shared the official render of the upcoming phone. The photo reveals the phone has a waterdrop notch on the front. You can also notice the bezels around the display. The render confirms the phone will come in blue colour options. Additionally, it further reveals the phone will have a sim slot on the left edge. As GSMArena points out, volume and power buttons are on the right edge of the phone.

Leaked specs

Xiaomi has not yet disclosed the specifications of the Redmi Note 8 2021. Recent leaks, however, give a good idea about what to expect from the phone.

According to leaks, Redmi Note 8 2021 will come with a MediaTek Helio G85 processor. It will also have 128GB of built-in storage and a 4,000mAh battery. There will also be 22.5W fast charging support. On the software front, it would have MIUI 12.5 out-of-the-box. The handset is said to come with a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor.

Original Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 8 series in India in 2019. The Redmi Note 8, the base model in the lineup, featured a 6.3-inch full HD display. It ran on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage.

Redmi Note 8 also houses four rear cameras, including a 48-megapixel primary sensor (Samsung GM1), 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 13-megapixel selfie camera.

Other features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 are 512GB expandable storage support, 4,000mAh battery, and 18W charging support.

Xiaomi replaced the Redmi Note 8 series with Redmi Note 9 in July last year.

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