Redmi Note 8 2021 goes official with Helio G85 chipset

After lots of leaks and teasers, Redmi launched the refreshed version of the original Redmi Note 8 as Redmi Note 8 2021. The original Redmi Note 8 was one of the most successful products from Redmi. Let’s have a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Redmi Note 8 2021 in Nepal.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Overview

Display and Design

Redmi Note 8 2021 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has a Full HD resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels resulting in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has a contrast ratio of 1500:1 and 500 nits of typical brightness. The display has different modes like reading mode, sunlight display, and dark mode. There is a dot drop notch at the top.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Design and Display

The device measure 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.35 mm and weighs around 190g. The back panel has made-up glass which is also protected by gorilla glass 5. It has a pill-shaped camera bump that houses a quad-camera setup and the fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel.  For water and dust protection, it has splash-resistant nano-coating. The phone is available in three different color options: Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Moonlight White.


As I mentioned earlier, Redmi Note 8 2021 flaunts a quad-camera setup on the back. The setup is led by a 48MP primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.79 and 0.8μm pixels. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide lens and a pair of 2MP macro and depth cameras for macro shots and depth data. On the front, it has a 13MP selfie camera inside the notch.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Rear Camera Setup

The rear camera can record up to 30 fps (EIS) which is a downgrade from 4k@30fps. For 120fps slow-motion, you have to scale down to 720p resolution.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 8 2021 has a MediaTek’s Helio G85 chipset based on a 12nm manufacturing process. It features an octa-core CPU with a clock speed up to 2.0Ghz and has a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU. It runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Processor

The handset is offered with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM mated with either 64GB or 128GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage. You get a dedicated microSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 256GB.

Rest of the Specs

Fueling the device is a 4000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The company has included a 22.5W charger inside the box.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Battery and Charging

It features 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, Type-C 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are different sensors like proximity, accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, electronic compass, IR Blaster, and so on.

Redmi Note 8 2021 Specifications

  • Body: 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.35 mm, 190g
  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel, 500 nits (typ)
  • Resolution: 2340 x 1080 Pixels
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Glass Protection: Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (up to 2.0Ghz)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MP2
  • Storage: 64/128GB eMMC 5.1
  • OS & UI: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Rear Camera: Quad Cameras
    • Primary: 48MPwith f/1.79, OIS
    • Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2, 1200 FOV
    • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4
    • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 13MP with f/2.0
  • Video : Resolutions:
    • Rear: 1080p@30fps, 720@120fps
    • Front: 1080P@30fps, 720p@30fps
  • Audio: 3.5m headphone jack, 1217 super-linear speaker
  • Security: Fingerprint (Rear-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, Type-C 2.0 port
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 18W
  • Body Protection: splash resistant nano-coating
  • Color: Space Black, Neptune Blue, Moonlight White

Redmi Note 8 2021 Price in Nepal and Availability

The company is yet to announce the price and availability of the device. It might start at around €100 in Europe. If it launches here, we expect the Redmi Note 8 2021 to launch at a price of NPR 17,999 for the base variant.

Redmi Note 8 2021Price in EuropePrice in Nepal (Expected)
4/64GB€100NPR 17,999
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