Redmi Note 8 2021 Edition Appears to be in the Works, FCC Listing Confirms MIUI 12.5 and More

Redmi Note 8 (2021) is said to be powered by MediaTek Helio G85 mobile processor.

Redmi Note 8 (2021)

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 series smartphones including – Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8T, and Redmi Note 8 Pro back in 2019. Now, after almost 20 months, Xiaomi might be adding another variant to the Redmi Note 8 lineup. The upcoming Redmi Note 8 series with model number M1908C3JGG appeared on the FCC, and EEC certification websites. Apart from it, Kacskrz, a reliable Xiaomi tipster, also spotted Redmi Note 8 (2021) moniker on one of Xiaomi’s official page. FCC listing revealed that the smartphone will be powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, and will boot MIUI 12.5 out of the box. Let us take a detailed look at what Redmi Note 8 (2021) has in store for us.

Redmi Note 8 (2021) with MediaTek Helio G85 Spotted on FCC!

FCC listing reveals that the upcoming Redmi Note 8 (2021) will be powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, this is the same processor that powers Redmi Note 9. Apart from it, the FCC listing also reveals that the upcoming Redmi Note 8 series device will pack 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast-charging. To recall, the Redmi Note 8, and Redmi Note 8T both offered 4,000mAh battery, but with 18W fast-charging. FCC listing further reveals that the smartphone will boot MIUI 12.5, which should be based on Android 11.

Xiaomiui, a Xiaomi-focused Twitter handle, has also tipped some of the specifications of the upcoming Redmi Note 8 series smartphone. Xiaomiui claims that the upcoming smartphone will carry codename biloba, and will offer a 48MP quad-rear camera setup. The smartphone is said to be offered in two variants, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage.

We can expect the upcoming Redmi Note 8 (2021) to feature a design similar to that of Redmi Note 8, and Redmi Note 8T. That means we could see a FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch. We expect to learn more about the smartphone in the coming weeks as it makes an appearance on other certification websites. Till then, we advise our readers to take this piece of news with a little pinch of salt.

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Arpit grew his liking for gadgets almost a decade back in 2011 while researching for his first smartphone. He started reporting on consumer tech in 2018 and has also worked with FoneArena in the past.