We are hearing about the Mi 8 for some time now and the company skipped the Mi 7 to unveil the Mi 8 in this year. And the reason behind this, the company want to celebrate its 8th anniversary with this Mi 8 smartphone. Well, today the company has officially unveiled the Mi 8 at the annual product launch event in China. Let’s check out what’s new in the latest flagship smartphone of Xiaomi.
The device looks similar to iPhone X and it is coming with the notch on the top of the display, the device rear side is made of glass. The device has small bezels at the top, left and right, and the bottom bezel is relatively larger.
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 6 GB RAM along with Adreno 630 GPU for the graphical task. In terms of storage, the device is coming with three storage variants and they are 64, 128 and 256 GB 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. For security, the device features the fingerprint scanner and Infrared Face Unlock (which I mentioned above). The Mi 8 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. For colour choices, the smartphone will be available in Black, White, Blue, and Rose Gold.
Pricing and availability:
The 64 GB storage variant is priced at ¥2699 (approx. ₹28,450), the 128 GB storage variant has the price tag of ¥2999 (approx. ₹31,609), and the 256 GB storage variant is for ¥3299 (approx. ₹34,770). The device will be available in China from June 5 but there is no information about the availability of the device in other parts of the globe.
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