Back in May this year, the Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 8 Explorer Edition to mark the company’s 8th anniversary and the device came with a transparent back which shows off the inwards of the device. Well, today the company brings a new feature to the device to give a latest payment support.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition recieves 3D face ID technology and the latest face payment technology, the device also has the in-display fingerprint scanner and now the new payment functionality will give user to make the payment more quickly and safely.
Specification of Mi 8 Explorer Edition
The Mi 8 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 to unlock 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. 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 to keep the lights on.