Redmi Note 8 2021


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Price in Kenya Approx Ksh 15,700
Display 6.39 inches
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85
Back Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Cameras 13 MP
Battery 4000 mAh

KSh 15,700

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Redmi Note 8 2021 price in Kenya & key features

Price Approx. Ksh 15,700
Display 6.3 inch, IPS LCD
Camera 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Storage 64/128GB
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
O.S Android 11
Battery 4,500 mAh, MIUI 12.5

The Redmi Note 8 2021 price in Kenya starts at Ksh 15,700. It was announced in 2021, May 25 and it runs on the MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) processor with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM and 128GB or 64GB storage which is expandable using microSDXC (dedicated slot). It also runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.


The Redmi Note 8 2021 measures 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 190 grams. Coming to cameras, it has a quad 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera and a 13 MP front camera for selfies. This phone has a 6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ IPS LCD Display, 409 PPI, 500 nits (typ), and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has a USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Note 8 2021 (rear-mounted).


This phone, the Redmi Note 8 2021 was released on 2021, May 27. It is a Dual SIM smartphone that uses Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). On the front is a dew-drop notch display wherein the selfie camera lies. Its back panel has a quad-camera module on the right-hand side in vertical alignment. As for the fingerprint scanner, it is rear-mounted.

The Note 8 2021 comes in the color Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, and Space Black. It makes use of the USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, and has a 3.5 mm jack. The phone also has Bluetooth version 5.2, A2DP, LE, and GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot. As for radio (FM), the same is available just as the Infrared port is very much present here.


Now, let us take a look at the display this phone has to offer. Everyone loves a good display on a phone for obvious reasons. Namely, the display is the one part of a phone you will ever interact with. Redmi Note 8 2021 has an impressive IPS LCD display panel that measures 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2.

This display has a decent 1080 x 2340   pixels resolution and an equally high 409 PPI density. As for the selfie camera, it is inside that dew-drop on the top center. This phone’s build is glass with a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), and plastic frame. Note 8 2021’s display is also graced with 500 nits (typ), 81.7% screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.


The Redmi Note 8 2021 smartphone supports four network technologies. These are GSM, HSPA, and LTE. HSPA extends and improves the performance of existing 3G mobile telecommunication networks using the WCDMA protocols. LTE  is a standard for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies.


A phone platform is the hardware/software environment for tablets, smartphones, and other portable devices. Redmi Note 8 2021 runs on the Android 11 operating system. Android 11 is the eleventh major release and 18th version of Android, the mobile operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Also powering the Note 8 2021 is an Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55), MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) chipset. This version of Android it runs is based on MIUI 12.5.

Under the hood, it also brings a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The ARM Mali-G52 MP2 (or G52MC2) is an integrated mid-range graphics card for ARM-based SoCs (mostly Android-based). It was introduced in 2020 in the MediaTek Helio G80 with a clock speed of up to 950 MHz. The Note 8 2021 comes with 64GB 4GB RAM or 128GB 4GB RAM of storage and RAM respectively.


There are five cameras on the Redmi Note 8 2021. They are made up of a main 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) and a 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth). Its main feature is LED flash, panorama, HDR and it can shoot video up to 1080p@30/120fps with the main camera, and 1080p@30fps with the selfie. Speaking of the selfie, on Note 8 2021 there is a single 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm shooter.


Redmi Note 8 2021 has a respectable Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery with fast charging 25W. It is a lasting battery given its 4000 mAh capacity. It also has a fast-charging 18W – see the Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphone which you might also be interested in. This one, (Note 10) has 33W, 59% in 30 min (advertised).

Official statement

Enjoy greater volume and better sound quality. In addition, with sonic dust removal, the sound waves can keep the speakers clean. With the impressive MediaTek Helio G85 gaming processor, the device offers superior performance. The octa-core CPU operates at up to 2.0GHz, increasing app response speed and further enhancing your game experience  – from the official website of this product.

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