Xiaomi is celebrating the 25 million phones sold milestone, and the phone that achieved that is the Redmi Note 8. So in part of this celebration, Xiaomi is releasing a reboot of the Redmi Note 8.
Seen on the tweet above, the design is identical as the original, having the same waterdrop notch and possibly FHD+ IPS LCD display. It also uses the same tagline, which is #ThePerformanceAllStar. What’s not seen here are the back design and the specs. It may have the same back design as the original, but of course, with an updated chipset. We don’t see it being released with a 5G chipset though.
As mentioned earlier, the company is celebrating a milestone, with the Redmi Note 8 selling at least 25 million units globally. It is also one of the company’s most profitable handsets.
For the processor, there are reports that it will helm the Mediatek Helio G85. For the battery, it is reported to have a 4000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging, and may also have two variants: 4/64 and 4/128. In short, it may have the same specs as the original with the exception of the chipset, where it is updated from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 to a Mediatek Helio G85.
To recap, the original Redmi Note 8 uses a 48mp quad camera setup and a Snapdragon 665 chipset. Though Xiaomi is no longer manufacturing the original, there are still third party and authorised resellers selling the phone. In the Philippines, the phone currently is priced at 9,990php in Shopee for the 4/128 version