Redmi Note 8 is among the bestselling smartphones of Xiaomi, having sold over 25 million units globally. As the device contributed to company revenue (more than expected), Xiaomi refreshed the model almost after 2 years of its initial launch. Now the refreshed version, Redmi Note 8 2021 is official with some tweaks. Lets’ learn about the full specifications, features, availability and expected price of Redmi Note 8 2021 in Nepal.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 Overview
Display and Design
The design and features of the Note 8 2021 are mostly similar to the original version. It spots a waterdrop –notch display which measures 6.3-inches diagonally. The LCD screen offers 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution (Full HD+). The panel is surrounded by thin bezels but the bottom chin is thick with Redmi branding. Moreover, both front and back of the handset are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Besides that, the back panel has an elongated pill shaped camera module. The fingerprint sensor still resides at the back. Moreover, the phone is splash resistant and comes with Nano coating. The smartphone is available in three color options – Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, and Space Blue.
Performance and Memory
Underneath, the 2021 model is driven by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. The older model was offered with a Snapdragon 665 SoC under the hood. According to the company, the newer model is 21% faster than its ancestor. Similarly, the chipset pairs with Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU for rendering graphics.
Anyway, the 2021 model is offered in two storage configurations which includes 4/64GB and 4/128GB options. The RAM used here is an LPDDR4x technology and the storage is based on eMMC 5.1 technology.
Further operating the device is the latest MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11.
For the optics, the company has packed the same camera setup as in the predecessor. The primary camera hers is a Samsung GM1 48MP f/1.79 lens with 1/2” sensor. It uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to take 12MP photos by default. Complementing the main sensor are an 8MP ultra-wide lens and two 2MP sensors for macro and depth shots.
However, the 2021 edition can only record up to [email protected] while the original Redmi Note 8 was capable of 4K recording.
On the front side, the phone packs a 13-megapixel lens for taking selfies and video calling.
Battery and Miscellaneous
Fueling the whole package is a 4,000mAh battery which can be charged at the speed of 18W. Despite that, Xiaomi has included a 22.5W charger in the box.
In terms of connectivity options the device includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C port. Furthermore, the handset is equipped with an IR blaster.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 Specifications
|Body||158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm, 190 g|
|Display||6.3 inches, IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Storage||64 / 128 GB|
|OS||Android 11, HIOS 7.5|
|Rear Camera||Quad Cameras: |
Primary: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF,
Depth: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4
|Front Camera||13 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm|
|Video Resolution||Rear: [email protected]/120fps; gyro-EIS, |
Front: [email protected]
|Audio||Loud Speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack slot|
|Security||Fingerprint Sensor (rear-mounted), Software based face unlock|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi , Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, IR blaster, FM radio, USB Type-C 2.0|
|Colors||Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black|
|Price in Nepal||TBA|
Redmi Note 8 2021 Price in Nepal & Availability
Xiaomi is yet to disclose the pricing details of the Note 8 2021. But, the device has been listed on Mi.com global site therefore, the phone might launch globally. We will update the Redmi Note 8 2021 price in Nepal and availability once it launches in the country.
However, there’s also a speculation that the handset might launch around €100 in Europe. If it launches in that price tag, we can expect the Redmi Note 8 2021 to launch in Nepal at a price of NPR 17,999 for the base variant.
|Redmi Note 8 2021||Price in Europe (Expected)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|