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.
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.
The #RedmiNote8 has now sold 25M+ units globally!
As we celebrate this milestone, we're thrilled to introduce you to the #ThePerformanceAllStar – the #RedmiNote8 2021. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/39RHoTC2MbThe #RedmiNote8 has now sold 25M+ units globally!
As we celebrate this milestone, we're thrilled to introduce you to the #ThePerformanceAllStar – the #RedmiNote8 2021. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/39RHoTC2Mb— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 20, 2021May 20, 2021
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.
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