Xiaomi’s latest flagship device Mi 8 launched in China at company annual event on Thursday. This is the first smartphone by Xiaomi with “notch”. Mi 8 is the Xiaomi’s premium device with Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual rear camera setup and 20 megapixel selfie camera. Mi 8 comes with MIUI 10. Company also launched the Mi 8 SE and Explore Edition.
The Explore Edition has a In-Display fingerprint and transparent back panel. Xiaomi also says that this is the first smartphone ever to use dual-frequency GPS, which is supposed to give more accurate location. Xiaomi also claims that the Explorer Edition is the first Android phone in the world to use 3D face recognition technology, like the iPhone X’s Face ID
Mi 8 SE is a smaller and cheaper version of the Mi 8 which is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC and it has 5.88 inch OLED display.
The dual sim smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and runs on MIUI 10. It has a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080×2248 pixels) Samsung AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 88.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is available in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants and packed with 3400mAh battery.
The Mi 8 has dual camera setup at back with 12+12 megapixel sensors with a 1.4 micron pixel, dual pixel autofocus, AI portraits, AI scene detection, and video detection. Mi 8 scores 105 on DxOMark.
For selfie, Mi 8 has 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8 micron pixels, AI portrait selfies, and beautify
Pricing and availability
The Mi 8 price start at CNY 2,699 (which is roughly Rs. 28,600) for 6GB RAM/ 64GB and goes upto CNY 3,299 (which is roughly Rs. 34,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 256GB variants. Mi 8 SE available for CNY 1799.
The Mi 8 will be available on China from the 5th of June, Mi 8 SE on the 8th and the Explorer Edition coming at a later date. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage and bears a price tag of CNY 3,699 (which is roughly Rs. 39,000).
- Snapdragon 845 SoC
- MIUI 10
- 6.21-inch full-HD+
- 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM
- 12+12 megapixel rear camera
- 20-megapixel selfie camera
- 3400mAh battery