Chinese company, Xiaomi continues to expand their Mi 8 phone lineups. At first, the company launched the Mi 8, Mi 8 Premium and the lower costs, Mi 8 SE, which later turned out to be the most favorable device than the flagship.
But today, they unveiled the Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite, it is the same thing in China, where they are known as the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint and the Mi 8 Youth Edition. As the name implies, the Xiaomi Mi 8 pro comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor under the display.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Specs
*. Display: 6.21-inch, 1080 x 2248 OLED display
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
*. RAM: 6GB or 8GB
*. Storage: 128GB of storage
*. Camera: Dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera
*. Face unlock: YES
*. OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MUI 10
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano)
*. GPU: Adreno 630
*. Fingerprint: YES (in-display fingerprint)
*. Sensors: Infrared face recognition, Fingerprint (under display), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Compass
*. Battery: 3000mAh battery capacity
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is much more of high-end specs and features. It looks much like the iPhone X device, with notched display at the up front. The Mi 8 Pro is definitely a more preferable device than the Apple’s iPhone X.
The main difference between the Mi 8 and the Mi 8 Pro is the addition of an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, the under-display biometric security isn’t a ground breaking specs. Although, the similar between both phones are incredibly the same.
The notch display is there, featuring a 6.21-inch OLED screen with corning gorilla glass 5 protection, which has a 2248 x 1080 pixel resolution. And an aluminum frame surrounds the back and front glass design, which offers a more premium feature. The phone also boasts of 83.8% screen-to-body ratio.
Camera and connectivity
There is dual 12-megapixels with f/1.8 aperture comes with 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF while the other 12-megapixels rear shooter with f/2.4 aperture and 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom and both supports dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama.
At the front, the phone comes with 20-megapixel selfie camera with 3D face identification system is no longer active on Xiaomi phones but instead, the company uses a more conventional infrared system for its Face ID unlock.
The network and connectivity includes: 2G, 3G, 4G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.
Performance and Storage
The Mi 8 Pro is powered by the high-end processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and it arrives in three different variants, the 6GB and 8GB of RAM for seamless multitasking performance. The Mi 8 Explorer Premium also comes with 8GB RAM.
Surprisingly, the Mi 8 Pro arrives with a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery capacity, and the colors options includes Black (transparent back), Meteorite black, Shuguangjin color options. It comes with a pressure-sensitive screen fingerprint scanner, but swaps the 3D structure Face unlock for an IR face unlock.
It might come with much resemblance with the iPhone X, but it doesn’t costs more than $1,000, the Mi 8 Pro is priced at a fraction of iPhone X. The starting price is CNY 3,200 / 480 EUR / $467 / N169,000 in Nigeria currency. And it starts shipping in China on September 21st.