Xiaomi recently unveiled its powerful flagship Smartphone Mi 8 at Xiaomi product launch event in China. And yes this one comes with a notch. It is Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch. It comes with a 6.21 inch AMOLED Samsung display and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. On the rear, it features a dual camera setup of 12MP which scored a nice 105 on DxOMark. The detailed specs will be listed below.

Along with the Mi8, Xiaomi unveiled two more editions Mi8 Explorer Edition and a Mi8 SE at the event.

The Mi8 Explorer Edition has a little different tweaks to it. It features an in-display fingerprint scanner which is pressure sensitive (watch out for it) and it has 2 extra Gigs of RAM than the main model. Xiaomi claims that it has also has a 3D face recognition feature just like IPhone X’s Face ID (..and hence also the animoji equivalent of IPhone X). Apart from all this, the Mi8 has a transparent back that looks damn pretty awesome (at least in the pics). I mean just have a look at it.

Xiaomi has also unveiled a smaller edition Mi8 which is the Mi8 SE, indicating clearly how much Xiaomi is inspired by Apple by even taking names from it. The SE comes with a different SoC which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which Qualcomm says, is 30% more efficient than its predecessor which is the 660. It will come in 4 or 6 Gigs of RAM and has a smaller 5.8 inch display. The complete features are listed out below.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Display 6.21-inch AMOLED
2,248 x 1,080 resolution
18.7:9 screen ratio
6.21-inch AMOLED
2,248 x 1,080 resolution
18.7:9 screen ratio
5.88-inch AMOLED
2,244 x 1,080 resolution
18.7:9 screen ratio
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Octa-core, up to 2.8Ghz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Octa-core, up to 2.8Ghz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710,
Octa-core, up to 2.2Ghz
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 630 Adreno 616
RAM 6GB
LPDDR4x
8GB
LPDDR4X
4/6GB
LPDDR4X
Storage 64/128/256GB
UFS
128GB
UFS
64GB
eMMC 5.1
Cameras Rear cameras
Main: 12MP with 1.4 micron pixels, 4-axis OIS, f/1.8 aperture
Secondary: 12MP telephoto with 1.0 micron pixels, f/2.4 aperture
Video: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 240/120/30fps, 720p at 240/30fpsFront camera: 20MP with 1.8 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture
Rear cameras
Main: 12MP with 1.4 micron pixels, 4-axis OIS, f/1.8 aperture
Secondary: 12MP telephoto with 1.0 micron pixels, f/2.4 aperture
Video: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 240/120/30fps, 720p at 240/30fpsFront camera: 20MP with 1.8 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture
Rear cameras
Main: 12MP with 1.4 micron pixels, f/1.9 aperture
Secondary: 5MP telephoto with 1.12 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture
Video: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 120/30fps, 720p at 240/30fpsFront camera: 20MP with pixel binning, f/2.0 aperture
Audio Bottom-firing speaker
USB Type-C
No 3.5mm jack
Bottom-firing speaker
USB Type-C
No 3.5mm jack
Bottom-firing speaker
USB Type-C
No 3.5mm jack
Battery 3,400mAh
Non-removable
Quick Charge 4+
3,000mAh
Non-removable
Quick Charge 4+
3,120mAh
Non-removable
Quick Charge 3.0
Facial recognition Infrared facial recognition 3D facial recognition N/A
Sensors Rear fingerprint
Hall
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Electronic Compass
Barometer
In-display fingerprint
Hall
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Electronic Compass
Barometer
Rear fingerprint
Hall
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient light
Electronic compass
Infrared
Network GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA: 1X/EVDO BC0
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 (120MHz)
FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20
LTE B41 4 antenna technology supporting 4×4 MIMO
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA: 1X/EVDO BC0
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 (120MHz)
FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20
LTE B41 4 antenna technology supporting 4×4 MIMO
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA: 1X/EVDO BC0
WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
TDD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0
AptX/AptX-HD support
NFC
Dual frequency GPS (GPS L1+L5, Galileo E1+E5a, QZSS L1+L5, GLONASS L1, Beidu B1)
Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0
AptX/AptX-HD support
NFC
Dual frequency GPS (GPS L1+L5, Galileo E1+E5a, QZSS L1+L5, GLONASS L1, Beidu B1)
Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidu, Galileo
SIM Dual nano-SIM Dual nano-SIM Dual nano-SIM
Software Android 8.1
MIUI 10
Android 8.1
MIUI 10
Android 8.1
MIUI 10
Dimensions and weight 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm
175g
154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm
177g
147.28 x 73.09 x 7.5mm
164g
Colors Blue, Gold, White, Black Transparent Red, Blue, Gold, Grey

Specs sheet credit: Android Authority.

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