Xiaomi Mi 8 And Mi 8 Explorer Edition With 6.21-inch FHD+ Display And MIUI 10 Announced
Xiaomi has today unveiled its most awaited and flagship smartphone of the year named Mi 8 in China. The company has also unveiled Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Mi 8 will be available in Black, Blue Gold and White color options, while Explorer Edition comes with transparent rear panel.
Mi 8 comes in two storage versions including 6GB RAM + 64GB storage which costs at 2699 yuan and 6GB RAM + 128GB native memory version will be priced at 2999 yuan. Mi 8 explorer edition comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard memory for the price of 3,699 yuan.
Mi 8 comes with Android 8.0 Oreo OS with latest interface MIUI 10 skin on top. It boasts of 6.21 inch full HD+ AMOLED display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. There is a fingerprint sensor mounted on its rear, but Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with in-display fingerprint scanner.
Both of these smartphones comes with face unlock, but Mi 8 has IR face unlock and Explorer Edition comes with 3D face recognition feature same as iPhone X. These handsets come with notch display and there are front camera, infrared light, infrared lens and earpiece fitted on the notch.
Mi 8 has 12 MP dual rear camera setup with dual tone LED flash light, f/1.8 aperture (primary), f/2.4 aperture (secondary), 2x optical zoom and 4K video recording. It also has a 20 MP front snapper with AI portrait mode, AI Beautify and f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by 3400mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology. Connectivity features include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5, Dual GPS / GLONASS, NFC, USB Type C port and 3.5mm audio jack.
Key specifications of Mi 8 / Mi 8 Explorer Edition:
|Model||Mi 8||Mi 8 Explorer Edition|
|Display||6.21 inch full HD+ 18.7:9 AMOLED display|
|Processor||2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset|
|Camera||12 + 12 MP rear and 20 MP front cameras|
|Internal Memory||64GB / 128GB||256GB|
|Dimensions and Weight||154.9 ×74.8 x 7.6 mm and 174 grams|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10|
|Price||2699 / 2999 yuan||3,699 yuan|