The Note line is key for the independent Redmi brand and so far we’ve had the chance to review two Redmi Note 8 models this year.
We now welcome the third one, Redmi Note 8T, which aims to up the standard Note 8 by bringing NFC connectivity and an 18W fast charger in the box.
This could very well be the most minor update we’ve seen but it’s still welcome improvements to an already greatdevice. Another thing to note is that the 8T is actually 3mm taller and nearly 10 grams heavier than the standard Note 8 but apart from that the build and components between the two are identical.
Running down the specs, we have a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS panel with a waterdrop notch for the 13MP selfie cam. Going around the back, we have the reliable quad-cam setup with a 48MP main shooter, coupled with an 8MP ultrawide and two 2MP sensors for depth tracking and macro photography.
The Snapdragon 665 is still paired with either 3/4GB RAM and 32/64/128GB storage. Unfortunately, there’s no 6GB RAM variant here.
The battery has the same 4,000 mAh capacity but gains the aforementioned 18W fast charger in the box. The other key addition with the 8T is its NFC connectivity which is still a rarity in the entry-level segment.