Launched in August 2019, the Redmi Note 8 was one of Xiaomi’s best-selling phones, reason enough to relaunch it in the 2021 edition.
Celebrating the delivery of 25 million Redmi Note 8 units, Xiaomi announces the relaunch of this very successful model, equipped with a latest generation chipset.
Thus, if the debut model used the Snapdragon 665 chipset, the 2021 edition makes the transition to the MediaTek Helio G85 solution, with significantly improved performance, especially in the Android games department.
Although it retains the previously used 4000 mAh battery, Redmi Note 8 2021 changes the implementation of Qualcomm QuickCharge with a “standard” speed of 18W for a MediaTek solution that supports 22.5W via USB-C cable. The difference will not be major, but noticeable and with minimal side effects on the Li-polymer battery.
The rest of the configuration remains largely unchanged, with the new Redmi model keeping the camera with a 48MP main sensor, assisted by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and 2MP macro + DoF cameras each. The front camera also remains with the 13MP resolution.
However, we can expect Xiaomi to give up the old basic equipment, with 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM, starting from the next level: 64GB + 4GB.
Xiaomi is likely to ship the new Redmi Note 8 2021 in the same regions as the debut model, with retail prices and exact details coming soon.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.