Xiaomi has restarted Redmi Note 8 on a chip from MediaTek


In 2019, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8, a mid-range smartphone that in a short time was able to become one of the bestsellers of the Chinese manufacturer. And now, two years later, Xiaomi has decided to re-release the Redmi Note 8 in a new guise.

Xiaomi did not make a loud announcement from the launch of the Redmi Note 8 2021 model year, simply adding it to its global website. The main difference between the updated model is the processor. So, if the original smartphone was based on the Qualcomm chipset, then the new version received the MediaTek Helio G85 chip. The company is made up of 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory, expandable. There is a separate slot for microSD memory cards.

On the front, the 2021 Redmi Note 8 has the same 6.3-inch display with Full HD resolution, an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9, and a protective Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass on top. Above it, in a small U-shaped notch on top, hides a 13MP front camera with wide-angle optics, while at the back there is a quad camera with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP module with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back for quick and safe unlocking.

As for the autonomy of the new Redmi smartphone, a 4000 mAh battery with 18 W fast charging through the USB Type-C port is responsible for it. And everything is controlled by the MIUI 12 firmware installed on board, based on Android 11. Among the other features of the novelty are a 3.5 mm headphone jack, NFC and an infrared port.

When and at what price the updated Redmi Note 8 will go on sale is still unknown. It is only reported that it will be available in most countries where the Chinese brand is represented, including Russia and the countries of the CIS and Europe.