Back in last year, the Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 8 flagship smartphone along with the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which is currently available exclusively for the Chinese Market. However, it seems that the company may soon launch the device in the global market.
According to the source, an unreleased Xiaomi device which has the code-name “ursa_global” and marketing name “小米手机8透明探索版 国际版” which translates to “MI8ExplorerGlobal” in English. Well, this suggests that Xiaomi planning to launch the Mi 8 Explorer Edition in the global market. That said, it’s currently there’s no information about what markets the Mi 8 Explorer Edition will be launched.
If you are unaware of the device then you can read the complete specification details of the device below.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition sports 6.21 inch FHD+ Always-On AMOLED display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio and has 2248 x 1080 pixels resolution. Moreover, there’s a notch on the top of the display which accommodates front camera, earpiece, proximity sensor, the device is also coming with Infrared Face Unlock feature which allows unlocking the device using even in the dark, and the infrared lens is also resting on the notch.
The smartphone is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor and paired with 8 GB RAM along with Adreno 630 GPU for the graphical task. In terms of storage, the device is coming with 128 of onboard storage.
Moving to the camera department, the device has dual camera setup at the back which is placed in the vertical orientation. And the dual camera setup is coming with the combination of 12 megapixel (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 µm pixel size) + 12 megapixel (f/2.4 aperture, 1.0 µm pixel size) Dual Pixel Auto-focus with 4-axis OIS, AI Scene Detection, AI Portrait Mode, Studio Lighting and LED flash. The device also features 20 megapixel front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8 µm pixel size, AI Beauty Mode, AI Portrait Mode. The smartphone also supports the in-display fingerprint scanner to give an additional layer of security.
Talking about the connectivity, the device supports 4G VoLTE, Dual-frequency GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C. The device runs on Android Oreo 8.1 which is based on MIUI 9 and it can update to the brand new MIUI 10, the whole device is backed on 3,400 mAh battery.