The Xiaomi Mi 8 is official, confirming most of the rumors. It is Xiaomi‘s latest flagship smartphone and, expectedly, comes with premium specifications and features.
The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, dual cameras and dual GPS. It is also the first official Xiaomi phone with a notch on the display that can be hidden with a toggle.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi 8 runs MIUI 10, and the handset sports a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080×2248 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.
Mi 8 Camera Set Up
the Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a dual camera setup of 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1.0 µm), the second being a telephoto cam. It brings AI features enhancement for over 200 scenes and does 4-in-1 pixel binning for better low-light shots. The primary sensor is IMX363 by Sony, while the secondary is S5K3M3 by Samsung.
The selfie snapper is 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and also jumps the AI hype train with AI portrait selfies and AI Beautify.
As for storage, the phone gets 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage.
Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Mi 8 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual-band GPS (with L1/ L5 signal support, said to be the world’s first phone with this feature), and USB Type-C.
Key Specifications of Mi 8
Display: 6.21-inch (2248 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:7:9 AMOLED display with 600 nits brightness, 60000:1 contrast ratio, DCI-P3 color gamut
Chipset: 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
Storage: 6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage in Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to MIUI 10
SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
Camera: 12MP rear camera with 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording, secondary 12MP rear camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 2X zoom
20MP front-facing camera with real-time AI portraits
Sensor: IR Face unlock (Mi 8) / 3D Face unlock (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
Fingerprint sensor (Mi 8) / in-display fingerprint sensor (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
Dimensions: 154.9×74.8x 7.6 mm; Weight: 175g (Mi 8) ; 177g (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency (L1+L5) GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery Capacity: 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging (Mi 8) / 3000mAh with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging (Mi 8 Explorer Edition).
Mi 8 Price:
Mi 8 6GB/64GB $421, 6GB/128GB $468, 6GB/256GB version $512
Mi 8 Explorer edition 8GB/128GB $600