Xiaomi’s Redmi series of budget phones are in their 10th generation and until early 2021 we saw the launch of Note 10 devices. However, the brand has set back the clock for its next version, which is in the pipeline. made an improved version of the Redmi Note 8 from 2019.
After weeks of rumors, Xiaomi officially announced the new Redmi Note 8 2021 via its Twitter account, and he also confirmed some of the specs of the phone. We’ll likely see an official reveal in the coming weeks.
We now know that the phone will have a 48MP camera, MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, and a 6.3-inch display broken by a teardrop-shaped notch. That last trait is pretty old-school, with pretty much all Redmi devices now opting for screen cutouts.
These specs are the same as the old version except the chipset, as the 2019 model had the Snapdragon 665. We would assume that the Helio offers better processing power, otherwise Xiaomi’s decision to go for it would be curious. , but we’ll have to wait and see.
Why the Redmi Note 8?
The Redmi Note 8 was a huge success for Xiaomi, with official figures bringing sales to over 25 million units sold worldwide. That’s a huge number, and reading between the lines suggests that these numbers are higher than for subsequent Redmi phones.
Maybe Xiaomi is looking to capitalize on the value of the name of this popular phone or provide a newer version for people who have this device two years old and want an upgrade.
The 2019 phone was a low-cost powerhouse, although even in two years a lot has changed in the cheap phone market, so we’ll have to see if the Note 8’s lightning strikes twice.
Still, it’s a curious move for Xiaomi to literally call this new phone the ‘Redmi Note 8 2021’ when it releases alongside Note 10 devices – you’d think the company would pitch it as a version of the Note 10. , or like the Redmi Note 11.
We may have an official explanation at the Note 8 2021 launch event. Otherwise, we’ll have to defer to the typical explanation of Redmi naming schemes, which appears to be the shrug emoji.