Xiaomi is apparently working on a phone – the Redmi Note 8 (2021) for certain markets. This device’s specifications have surfaced online via an FCC listing. Moreover, the same device received approval from the Bluetooth SIG authority. Both these listing reveals that it is a new device. In addition, both these certifications sport the model number M1908C3JGG. To recall, Redmi Note 8 launched about two years ago. Leaks suggest the new model will offer a new processor, among other upgrades.
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Redmi Note 8 (2021) Leaks
Furthermore, the phone’s key specifications have also leaked online through social media tipsters. Redmi Note 8 (2021) is reported to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. It has also surfaced on several certification sites like FCC and EEC hinting that it may be a work in progress. A new leak also suggests revealed the upcoming phone would come with 22.5W fast charging support and a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. It can also offer storage up to 128GB.
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The report further says that the phone will be initially available in select markets, such as the EU and Russia. XDA Developers’ Kacper Skrzypek took to Twitter to share that a new Xiaomi handset with the model number M1908C3JGG spotted on FCC certification site. The FCC listing leaks that the Redmi Note 8 (2021) may power on the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, packs a 4,000mAh battery and runs on MIUI 12.5. The same model number also spotted on European EEC certification as well.
On the other hand, the Bluetooth SIG listing of the M1908C3JGG mentions it as the Redmi Note 8. The older version – which debuted in 2019 carried support for Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. However, its newer version that has appeared at Bluetooth SIG is equipped with Bluetooth 5.2. Hence, it appears to be the 2021 edition of the Redmi Note 8. At present, there is no official information available on its existence.
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Furthermore, Redmi Note 8 (2021) is expected to arrive in markets like the EU, Russia, and few other regions. Now that the smartphone has received important certifications, it appears that it may go official later this month or in early June.