The Mi 8 SE is one of the strongest mid-range smartphone right now
Alongside with the premium devices, Mi 8 and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, the Chinese company also unveiled theMi 8 SE Android smartphones and like expected, it is a smaller, slower, and cheaper version of the Mi 8 but interesting fact here is that, people now prefer the Mi 8 SE than the actual Mi 8 and the Explorer edition.
The newly unveiled Mi 8 SE is also the first Android Smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm’s brand-new midrange Snapdragon 710 processor, that means, the Mi 8 SE got a whole of features to be show cased.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specs
*. Display: 5.88-inch Super AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass
*. Screen resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels
*. Dimension: 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm
*. Weight: 164g
*. SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
*. Network and connectivity: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, Infrared port, Type-C USB 1.0
– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
– 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
– 3G: CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
– HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
– 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
*. OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
*. Processor: Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
*. GPU: Adreno 616
*. Storage: 64 GB
*. RAM: 4GB / 6GB RAM
– Back camera: dual camera setup of 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4µm, dual-pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash
– Front camera: 20 MP (f/2.0, 2.0µm), 1080p
*. Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
*. Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3120 mAh battery
*. Colors: Gray, Blue, Red, Gold
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Android Smartphone
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is one of the biggest mid-range Smartphones out there and it is powered by Android’s latest operating system, definitely, the phone packs cool specs on the display, software and hardware.
On the display, you are welcome by a tall 5.88-inch Super AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass with a high screen resolution of 1080p that offers a competitive 81.3% screen-to-body ratio, there is a dual camera setup of 12MP + 5MP cameras at the back, 20MP front shooter, a 3120mAh battery and runs on the company’s MIUI 10 out of the box.
It arrives with definitely everything you ever wanted in a mid-range smartphone. And one other interesting thing to find in the Mi 8 SE device is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, it brings the features of premium phones to mid-rangers.
And it also saves 30% of power consumption over the previous-gen 660 while offering around 20 percent greater performance. The Snapdragon 710 chipset offers eight Kryo cores in a 4×4 configuration. The four performance cores go up to 2.2GHz, and the four energy-efficient cores are clocked at 1.7GHz. The chipset also enables AI capabilities similar to that of the Snapdragon 845.
The Mi 8 SE is available for 1,799 yuan $280 and the price is extremely economically competitive. It is already for sale starting June 5th. While in Nigeria, the device is around N100k per unit and Ksh.28,000 in Kenya currency, now it is kind of pricey!