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Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 will soon return with spec upgrades and a 'new' name

The "refreshed" Redmi Note 8 model is expected to be limited to just a few markets.

What you need to know

  • Xiaomi has teased the launch of a new budget Android phone called the Redmi Note 8 2021.
  • Rumors suggest the phone may offer a 120Hz display and a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset.
  • The original Redmi Note 8 was launched in 2019.

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 was one of the most popular Android phones released in 2019, outselling the best cheap Android phones from Samsung and other major rivals.

The Chinese tech giant today announced on Twitter that the Redmi Note 8 has hit the 25 million sales milestone. To celebrate the milestone, it has teased the Redmi Note 8 2021, an updated version of the original phone. Although it hasn't revealed any details yet, the official teaser hints at an imminent launch.

An FCC filing spotted by Xiaomi tipster Kacper Skrzypek last week suggests the Redmi Note 8 2021 will be powered by MediaTek's gaming-focused Helio G85 chipset. It could also pack a 4,000mAh battery and ship with Xiaomi's latest Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 software out of the box. The original model came with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and a 6.3-inch 60Hz FHD+ display.

As per @Xiaomiui, the device may also feature a waterdrop display with the same 120Hz refresh rate as the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, one of Xiaomi's best Android phones. On the back of the phone could be a quad-camera array with a 48MP main sensor.

Since the rumored battery capacity and camera specs of the Redmi Note 8 2021 appear to be identical to the original model, there is a good chance that it may have a similar design as well. There's no word yet on whether an updated version of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will also debut alongside the Redmi Note 8 2021.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone, Dual Sim, 6 GB + 128 GB, Blu (Ocean Blue)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone, Dual Sim, 6 GB + 128 GB, Blu (Ocean Blue)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone, Dual Sim, 6 GB + 128 GB, Blu (Ocean Blue)

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Delivers high-resolution photos for up to 3.26m tall poster printing 64MP ultra high-resolution camera. Almost twice the number of pixels of 8K resolution. Supports 4K video recording, 960fps slow motion video recording. 2cm close-up macro lens, super close autofocus capabilities. Activating the ultra-wide angle mode changes the field of view from 79° to 120°, and more scenes can be shot without changing the shooting position. Fine-tuned AI Beautify for photo taking and video recording. The portrait mode allows you to adjust the depth of field blur and take more professional selfies. Gaming processor with LiquidCool technology Wi-Fi X antenna secret weapon for professional gamers. Helio G90T gaming processor Cortex-A76 architecture greater performance compare to Snapdragon 710. LiquidCool technology Heat dissipation for SoC and charging IC. Wi-Fi X antenna leaving clearance area for antenna signal reception. 4500mAh long lasting battery and supports 18W fast charger. Looks and feels like a dream 4-sided 3D curved back.

Source: androidcentral

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