Redmi Note 8: Here’s what we know about the rumoured 2021 model
Xiaomi may soon re-release Redmi Note 8 with upgraded specifications. The Redmi Note 8 had launched about two years ago. Leaks suggest the new model will offer a new processor, among other upgrades.
According to leakster Kacper Skrzypek, the Redmi Note 8 2021 model will come with MediaTek Helio G85 processor. It will have a 4,000mAh battery. The handset will run on MIUI 12.5 out-of-the-box.
A GSMArena report points out that a Redmi handset with model number M1908C3JGG has also been spotted on the FCC website. Additionally, Xiaomiui revealed the upcoming phone would come with 22.5W fast charging support and a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. The Redmi Note 8 2021 will offer storage up to 128GB.
Yes, it is RN8 2021. Confirmed by one of Xiaomi pages. pic.twitter.com/n63UCrBVmw— Kacper Skrzypek (@kacskrz) May 13, 2021
The report further says that the phone will be initially available in select markets, such as the EU and Russia.
Currently, Xiaomi is offering the Note 10-series. It comprises Note 10, Note 10 Pro, Note 10 Pro Max, and Note 10S. Prices for the series start at ₹12,499.
In case you don't remember, Redmi Note 8 was one of the best selling phones for Xiaomi. According to a May 2020 report, Xiaomi reported selling 30 million units of its Note 8 lineup. Its variants, Redmi Note 8T and Redmi Note 8 Pro, had also made it to the top 10 selling phones in the fourth quarter of 2019.
That said, Xiaomi has not officially confirmed the launch of a 2021 Redmi Note 8. It may even launch the phone with a different moniker. If rumours are true, you can expect the design to be similar to the original version but with major upgrades under the hood.