Finally, Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 8 Smartphone. Unlike other Chinese company’s, Xiaomi hesitated a little bit to the notch-trend. It is almost a year since the trend but the Mi 8 is the company’s first Smartphone to hold a notch display, quite amusing.
Alongside with the Mi 8, the company also made available other variants and they include the Mi 8 SE and premium Explorer Edition, which has a transparent back panel. You can basically see everything from the back but twitter user; Chengming Alpert has confirmed it to be unreal.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Android device features some quite impressive specs and features. Lets take a look at the specs;
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specs
*. Display: 6.21-inch OLED
– 20-megapixel selfie camera
– 12-megapixel dual-camera
*. Processor: Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 845 processor
*. Dual-frequency GPS
*. RAM: 6GB
*. Storage: 64GB
*. Colors: Black, Blue, White and Gold
*. Battery: 3400mAh capacity non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology
The notch display on the device is incredibly larger and like many others, it houses the necessary components on the top bar and it makes the bezels of the device much more smaller and slimmer. But thankfully, the Huawei P20 Pro, you can hide the notch display.
The design on the Mi 8 is awesome and amazing. It looks more premium with the curved glass back panel and an aluminum frame, showing off a glossy look. Shamelessly, Xiaomi molded the Mi 8 as equivalent to the iPhone X.
It comes with a 6.21-inch, 2248 × 1080 AMOLED panel from Samsung. Anyways, the bottom of the phone still looks familiar like other smartphones. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top and on the back sit a dual camera set-up with fingerprint sensor scanner under the camera lens. Available in Black, Blue, White and Gold colors.
The Mi 8 arrives with mouth-watering camera lens. On the front, it packs a 20-megapixel selfie camera, better for such range of phone. It still offers an infrared LED for Face ID unlock.
While on the back, the phone features the new dual 12-megapixels that scores 105 on DxOMark. It comes with handful of network and connectivity but notably, the company said it is the first phone ever to use dual-frequency GPS, with such technology, you would be able to get accurate location data.
The phone is powered by the high-end processor performance. It is the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, running up to 2.8GHz octa-core, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, everything is fueled by a 3400mAh battery capacity. It is a non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology.
There is Adreno 630 graphic controller and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the new MIUI 10. The phone is priced at 2,699 yuan ($421) in China.
Article Before the Launch
Update: Finally, the rumors are true, Xiaomi has responded to the online rumors by providing the event launching date of the Smartphone. And yes, the name is Mi 8 Anniversary Edition.
Note that, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is the Mi 8’s predecessor. As the company deliberately skipped the Mi 7. The Mi 6 costs $360 during it launch. We might be seeing the same or almost same price.
There is a trending video online showing the next Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone and one spectacular feature on the phone is that the device will arrive with in-display fingerprint sensor.
Notably, the company was supposed to launch the Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus but it turns out that they might ditched that for the Mi 8. On the video, a Smartphone was seen displaying the latest in-display fingerprint sensor scanner.
Despite, not having any other features, the rumored specs includes 3D facial recognition unlocking, the Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage and 4,000mAh battery with wireless charging support.
Anyways, in-display fingerprint sensor isn’t a new thing to the Smartphone business but a trending one. The Vivo X20 UD Plus might be the first phone to support this feature but we all could come to a conclusion that the Chinese company has been doing well in the phone’s market industry.
Lets keep the tab opened for more leak specs, features, images, videos and many more.