Xiaomi Mi 8 Officially Announced: Xiaomi has officially unveiled their flagship model Mi 8 for 2699 Yuan (INR 28,500) in China today in regard to their 8 year anniversary. The MI 8 gets a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED display from Samsung with a notch and a 20 Megapixel front camera of those amazing selfies.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top and supports a 7 series aluminum frame on a four-way curved glass back panel with a unique water drop arc design. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and is equipped with a 6 GB of RAM. The smartphone carries an infrared sensor and lens for its face unlock feature that actually scans 4096 facial points even in the dark. It also gets a rear fingerprint sensor.
Coming to the camera specifications, the smartphone gets a dual camera setup at the back with the primary being 12 megapixels equipped with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4µm pixel size, auto focus and the secondary being 12 megapixels for bokeh effects and portraits. It features a 20 megapixel front camera with AI support for selfies, portraits light effects as well as background blur.
In order to offers more accurate location data, the flagship model supports dual GPS which is a first for the brand. The phone packs a 3400mAh battery and gets an internal storage in the options of 64GB / 128GB / 256GB. The company has also released Mi 8 Explorer Edition that is equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor that uses pressure sensitivity, the first ever in the mobile series.
The company has also claimed MI 8 Explorer Edition to support 3D face recognition technology that can capture 33,000 facial points by using its advanced structured lighting technology. The Explorer version gets an option for Animoji creation and exhibits a transparent back. Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition also comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage as standard.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications
- 6.21-inch (2248 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+
- 18:7:9 AMOLED display, 600 nits brightness
- 60000:1 contrast ratio, DCI-P3 color gamut
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845
- 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Mi 8 Explorer Edition 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, up-gradable to MIUI 10
- 12MP rear camera with 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX363 sensor
- f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording
- Secondary 12MP rear camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor
- f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 2X zoom
- 20MP front-facing camera with real-time AI portraits
- IR Face unlock (Mi 8) / 3D Face unlock (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
- Fingerprint sensor (Mi 8) / in-display fingerprint sensor (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
- Dimensions: 154.9 mm × 74.8 mm x 7.6 mm
- Weight: 175 grams
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO )
- Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3400mAh (typical) / 3300mAh (minimum) battery with QC 4.0 fast charging
Xiaomi Mi 8 Price List
- 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage: 2699 Yuan (INR 28,500)
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage: 2999 Yuan (INR 31,600)
- 6GB RAM + 256GB Storage: 3299 Yuan (INR 34,800)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Price List
- 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage: 3699 Yuan (INR 39,000)