Xiaomi has finally taken wraps off, of their latest and greatest phones, the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Mi 8 Explore Edition which features an in-display fingerprint sensor and the Mi 8 SE. In an event held earlier today in Shenzen, China the devices were unveiled along with MIUI 10, Mi band 3, 75” MiTV and the Mi standalone VR headset. Let’s take a closer look at each device in a bit more detail.
The Mi 8 comes with a glass body which Xiaomi likes to call as 3D glass, it has a 6.21” AMOLED display with a full HD+ resolution of 2248x1080 which gives it a screen aspect ratio of about 18.7:9. It comes along with a notch which ensures a high screen to body ratio of 88.5%, it also has support for Always-On display and can get as bright as 600nits.
Powering all this is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and the phone is mentioned to have an Antutu score of more than 300,000. Coming to the cameras, it comes with a dual rear camera which features 12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.4) sensor, and also features dual pixel Autofocus, and 4 axis OIS. The senor’s are quite big at 1.4 microns and 1.0 micron. The front camera is a 20MP shooter which has a pixel size of 1.8 microns (which is really big) and an aperture of f/2.0 and also supports various portrait modes similar to the iPhone X. The Mi 8 has received an overall score of about 99 and the photo category of 105.
According to Xiaomi the notch on the Mi 8 is bigger than other android phones as it comes with the camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, infrared lighting, and the infrared lens which is there for face unlock. Mi 8 also becomes the first phone to offer dual GPS by combining L1 and L5 frequency. It comes in various RAM and ROM configurations like 6GB RAM/64GB ROM, 6GB RAM/128GB ROM and 6GB RAM/256GB ROM which start at 2699RMB, 2999RMB and 3299RMB respectively.
The Explore Edition has just one variant which comes along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB ROM and it will be available for 3699 Yuan.
Mi 8 SE
Mi 8 SE comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and also has something called as the 3D structured light technology and is called as the FaceID. It also features a slightly smaller display at 5.88” and becomes the first phone in the world to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. The Mi 8 SE starts at 1799 Yuan.
Mi Band 3
Mi band 3 becomes the first Mi Band to ever come with a colour OLED screen at a size of 0.78”. The battery life promised by Xiaomi is around 20 days and the prices start from around 169 Yuan. There also exists a version with NFC which according to Xiaomi should come later around the timeframe of September. (imagesource - gizchina)
Xiaomi also released a version of the MiTV 4 which now has a 75” variant which comes along with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. It has 4K HDR with Dolby audio support. This TV will retail for about 8999 Yuan. (imagesource - gizchina)
The standalone VR headset has been developed in partnership with Oculus. It features a 2600Mah battery and will retail for about 1499 Yuan for 32GB variant and at about 1799 Yuan for the 64GB variant.
Image source - GizChina
Cover source - AndroidAuthority