Redmi Note 8 2021 will feature MediaTeks G85 processor, 48MP quad-camera

    Xiaomi has not yet disclosed the official launch date for the 2021 edition of Redmi Note 8. Here is what we know about the new series.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: May 24 2021, 13:33 IST
    Redmi Note 8 2021
    Redmi Note 8 2021 (Xiaomi)
    Redmi Note 8 2021
    Redmi Note 8 2021 (Xiaomi)

    Xiaomi has released more details about the upcoming Redmi Note 8 2021 edition.

    In the latest set of teasers, Xiaomi confirmed the upcoming smartphone would sport a 48-megapixel quad-camera. It further said the phone would also come with a 6.3-inch dot drop display.

    Xiaomi also announced that the Redmi Note 8 2021 would run on MediaTek's Helio G85 processor. The chipset powers a variety of smartphones, such as Infinix Note 10, Realme Narzo 20, and Xiaomi's own Redmi Note 9.

    According to older teasers, the Redmi Note 8 2021 looks identical to the original version that had launched in 2019. The phone has a waterdrop-like notch on the front with relatively thick bezels on the sides. The rear houses a vertical camera panel. Teasers also confirm the phones will be available in the blue colour option.

    Leaks claim Redmi Note 8 2021 will come with a MediaTek Helio G85 processor. It will also have 128GB of built-in storage. It will pack a 4,000mAh battery for power. There will also be 22.5W fast charging support. On the software front, it could come with MIUI 12.5 out-of-the-box.

    As far as the camera configuration goes, Redmi Note 8 2021 will come with a 48-megapixel sensor, 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and 2-megapixel macro sensor. On the front, it could come with a 13-megapixel selfie shooter.

    Overall, Redmi Note 8 2021 appears to be a repackaged version of the original phone with a few specifications changes, such as a camera and upgraded camera set.

    The original Note 8 came with 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 packed four rear cameras, including a 48-megapixel primary sensor (Samsung GM1), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It had a 13-megapixel selfie camera. Other features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 are 512GB expandable storage support, 4,000mAh battery, and 18W charging support.

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    First Published Date: 24 May, 13:33 IST
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