The Chinese company, Xiaomi also launched the Mi 8 Lite Smartphone. Although, during the Mi 8 lineups, Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 SE as the affordable device, which was later selected as the most favorable device among the three.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is the latest to be added and it features a 6.26-inch notched LCD display, Snapdragon 660 processor, 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras, a 24-megapixel front-facing camera, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a 3350mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specs
*. Display: 6.26-inch notched LCD display with 1080p screen resolution
*. Colors: Blue and Purple / Orange and Yellow
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset
– Back: 12 megapixel + 5-megapixel lens with f/1.9 aperture
– Front: 24-megapixel selfie snapper
*. RAM: 4GB / 6GB
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB
*. OS: Android 8.1 with the company’s MIUI 10
*. Battery: 3350mAh battery capacity
The new Smartphone is compromised to meet the budgeted markets, coming with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is unlike the Mi 8 Pro. It comes in two gradient color finishes – Blue and Purple as well as Orange and Yellow.
There is the liquid coating finishing at the back, and comes in Huawei P20 Pro paint job, gradient color combinations. The Mi 8 Lite was rumored to arrive as (Mi 8X) but right now, the global launch model is Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite while the Chinese model is Mi 8 Youth. They are all the same device.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is definitely a mid-range Smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is indeed a little bit slower than the Mi 8 Pro with powerful Snapdragon 845 SoC. And much like the Mi 8 SE, it arrives in two different model: 4GB or 6GB of RAM. For easy multitasking.
It is cheaper but you still got the dual camera setup on the back, which consists of 12 megapixel + 5-megapixel lens with f/1.9 aperture. It is definitely lesser than the Mi 8 Pro but at the front, you’ve got the monster 24-megapixel (IMX576) selfie camera, which is bigger than the Mi 8 SE.
The Mi 8 Lite is said to be a competitor to the iPhone XR. Well, it sounds true, while the fact remains that iPhone XR is aiming at the affordable markets. The cheaper Mi 8 Lite runs on Android 8.1 with the company’s MIUI 10. The Mi 8 Lite with 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage is priced at 1,399 yuan / $204 / N75,000 in Nigeria currency.
While the Mi 8 Lite with 6GB / 64GB storage costs 1,699 yuan / $248 / N90,000 in Nigeria currency. And lastly, the Mi 8 Lite with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage costs 1,999 yuan / $292 / N106,000 in Nigeria currency. It is very affordable and economically priced. Although, you won’t see those high end features hanging around the phone. They start shipping on September 25.