Xiaomi has launched three new smartphones – Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE in China. The company also announced Mi Band 3 and MIUI 10 which will be available on all the recently launched Xiaomi phones (Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi 6X, etc). The new Xiaomi Mi 8 features an iPhone X like notch on display. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition has transparent back panel, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and 3D Face Unlock. The smaller version named Xiaomi Mi 8 SE comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.
Let’s have a detailed look at the specifications and features of new Mi 8 Series smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications and Price Details
The Mi 8 features a 6.21-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 88.5% screen-to-body ratio. It has 600 nits brightness, 60000:1 contrast ratio and DCI-P3 color gamut. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage. The handset runs on the Android Oreo with MIUI 10.
In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Mi 8 features 12MP + 12MP AI Dual Cameras with dual pixel autofocus, 4-axis OIS, 4K video recording and other AI features. On the front, it has 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and real-time AI portraits.
The Mi 8 has a 3400 mAh battery with fast charging (Quick Charge 4+) support. The phone has a display notch, Infrared Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi Mi 8 is priced at 2,600 Yuan ($421) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM model. The variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage costs 2,999 Yuan and the Mi 8 model with 6GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage is priced at 3299 Yuan. The smartphone come in four different colours – White, Gold, Light Blue, and Black. It will be available in China from 5th June 2018.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the premium version of Mi 8 smartphone. Features of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition are same as the Mi 8. There are few changes in battery capacity, design and RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition has a transparent back panel and it comes 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It has In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and 3D Face Unlock. The device packs a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0+.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with transparent back and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage is priced at 3,699 Yuan ($577).
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specifications and Price Details
The Mi 8 is the smaller version of the Mi 8, it has a smaller display and weighs 164g. It features a 5.88-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. There’s a display notch, and 2.5D glass protection above the screen. The Mi 8 SE has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor with Adreno 616 GPU. It comes with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There’s no MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has 12MP + 5MP AI Dual Cameras with LED flash. For selfies, there’s a 20MP front-facing camera. The camera is included with Face Recognition, EIS, Bokeh Mode, HDR, 4K video recording and other AI features.
The handset packs a 3120 mAh battery with fast charging. It supports Fingerprint Sensor, Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port. The Mi 8 SE runs on the latest Android Oreo with MIUI 10.
The Mi 8 SE with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is priced at 1,799 Yuan ($281). The model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage costs 1,999 Yuan.