Thursday, 31 May 2018

Mi 8 Launched With Infrared Face Unlock, Snapdragon 845: Price, Specifications

The Mi 8 smartphone has been launched on Thursday at Xiaomi's annual product launch event in China. It is Xiaomi's latest flagship smartphone and, expectedly, comes with premium specifications and features. Key Mi 8 specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, a dual rear 12-megapixel camera setup, infrared face unlock, and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. A Mi 8 Explorer Edition has also been launched and comes with exclusive features like 3D face recognition, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a transparent back. The company, as expected, also launched the Mi 8 SE smartphone at the same event, as well as the Mi Band 3 and MIUI 10.

Xiaomi Mi 8 price, release date

The Mi 8 price has been set at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 28,600) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, CNY 2,999 (about Rs. 31,600) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, and CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 34,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage model. The smartphone will be made available in White, Gold, Light Blue, and Black colour options. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage and bears a price tag of CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 39,000). Pre-orders for the smartphones open today, with sales starting on June 5.


Xiaomi Mi 8 specifications


The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi 8 runs MIUI 10, and the handset sports a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080x2248 pixels) Samsung AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 88.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and support for Always On display. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with a claimed AnTuTu benchmark score of 301,472. It also comes with 6GB/ 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, with 8GB RAM exclusive to the Explorer Edition.

   In the camera department, the flagship handset sports a vertically stacked rear dual camera setup that gets two 12-megapixel sensors with 1.4-micron pixels, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel autofocus, AI portraits, AI scene detection, and video detection. Xiaomi claims a DxOMark photo score of 105. On the front, the Xiaomi Mi 8 bears a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8-micron pixels, AI portrait selfies, and beautify. As for storage, the phone gets 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage.

KEY SPECS OF MI 8
Display: 6.21-inch
Processor: octa-core
Front Camera: 20-megapixel
Resolution: 1080x2248 pixels
RAM: 6GB
OS: Android Oreo
Storage: 64GB
Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
Battery Capacity: 3400mAh


KEY SPECS OF Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Display: 6.21-inch
Processor: octa-core
Front Camera: 20-megapixel
Resolution: 1080x2248 pixels
RAM: 8GB
OS: Android Oreo
Storage: 128GB
Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
Battery Capacity: 3400mAh

Source: Gadget360

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