Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi Note 8 (2021) edition in global markets. This Redmi Note 8 (2021) follows the Redmi Note 8 that launched in 2019 in India. This new special edition has the same build and almost the same features as the original Redmi Note 8. The only major change here is that the 2021 edition of the Redmi Note 8 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 processor.
Xiaomi has also revealed that over 25 million units of the Redmi Note 8 have been shipped globally. The new Redmi Note 8 (2021) edition has a waterdrop notch, quad cameras, and a fast-charging battery. Currently, there is no word on the India launch of the Redmi Note 8 (2021) yet. It is priced starting at USD 169 for the base 4GB+64GB storage variant and USD 189 for the 128GB storage option. Here’s a brief look at the specifications and features of the Redmi Note 8 (2021).
The Redmi Note 8 (2021) features a 6.3-inch display that offers a Full HD+ (2340x1080p) resolution. The screen has a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera and features Gorilla Glass 5. The rear panel is also made from Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is 8.4mm thick and weighs 190gm.
The Redmi Note 8 (2021) edition is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU. This is paired with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. There is also support for adding a microSD card for storage expansion. The phone runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12.5.
The phone has a quad-camera setup at the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The rear cameras can record in 1080p at up to 120FPS backed by EIS. There is a 13MP selfie camera on the front as well. The Redmi Note 8 (2021) has a fingerprint reader on the back and is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging out-of-the-box.