In a series of tweets, a famous Xiaomi tipster claims that the company wants to re-release its 2-year-old Redmi Note 8 phone to select markets. An FCC list is in line with his requirements that certify a smartphone with model number M1908C3JGG.
Will this device be a Redmi Note 8 for 2021 …? Appeared right at the FCC. MTK Helio G85, 4k mAh, MIUI 12.5. pic.twitter.com/E1AMSGJqPs
– Kacper Skrzypek (@kacskrz) May 13, 2021
The handset is confirmed to run on the MediaTek G85 platform along with a 4,000 mAh battery and shipped with MIUI 12.5 out of the box. 2019 Redmi Note 8 was launched with Snapdragon 665 and immediately 4,000 mAh battery.
Additional Redmi Note 8 2021 details
In addition, a number @Xiaomiui tweets back up the theory and contribute a bit more detail such as 22.5W fast charging (an upgrade over 18W on the current note 8) and a quad camera setup with 48MP main shooter is expected. Storage will go up to 128 GB.
So far, rumors suggest that the handset will be available in select markets, including EU and Russian. And maybe the rest of the specs will not differ too much from the original Redmi Note 8.