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Xiaomi Mi 8 with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM, Face Unlock announced

Xiaomi Mi 8 with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM, Face Unlock announced

Xiaomi also announced three new smartphones during the Shenzhen event which are the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. It looks pretty thin, features an edge-to-edge display with a notch (as expected from smartphone makers these days), and also a dual camera setup on the back whose orientation is reminiscent of Apple's iPhone X.

We're still parsing all the Mi 8 information, but here's what we know so far about the new Xiaomi Mi 8 specifications. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage only.

The regular Xiaomi Mi 8 brings a much bigger, 6.21-inch full HD+ display, and the battery is slightly bigger as well - 3,400 mAh. The device is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with 6GB RAM.

Meanwhile, the more premium Explorer edition will cost 3699 yuan, or approximately £433. The notch on the SE is a tad useless, however, since it doesn't come with the 3D facial recognition system found on the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer. For selfies, the Mi 8 sports a 20MP front-facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture, AI portrait selfies, and beautify. The phone also comes equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

For security this phone has fingerprint sensor on the back and infrared face unlock feature.

As spotted by Twitter user Chengming Alpert, the glass back of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition might show a sticker instead of the actual components.




The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE's price will start from RMB1799 (RM1,115) up to RMB1999 (RM1,240), which is an insanely low price for what it is capable of.

The tech behind the face unlocking is also used for Xiaomi's version of Apple's animojis - so if you're looking for an Android phone that can do Apple's animoji - well, here it is. The device will have to sync with the Xiaomi Mi Fit app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

The phone will be available in China from June 5 and there is no official word on the global launch.

Xiaomi has unveiled the next generation of its activity tracker: the Mi Band 3.

The Mi 8 features a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen with 600 nits of brightness and a resolution of 2,248 x 1,080 pixels (88.5 percent screen-to-body ratio).


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