The smartphone industry has gone through a drastic change in recent years. Apple is the major reason with its iPhone X design to shift the manufacturer's approach towards more futuristic design. Where most of the tech giants are focusing on their flagship smartphones, Xiaomi is moving in other direction. The Chinese smartphone maker may not be that much favorite outside China and India, but it holds the reputation of offering prime features in affordable smartphones. Now, Xiaomi has launched a new upgrade to its Mi series that comes with some unexpected and latest features. The launched smartphones are Mi 8, Mi 8 explorer edition and Mi 8 SE in China.
The latest Xiaomi Mi 8 seems to be a perfect Android clone of iPhone X. Xiaomi has done a great job in bridging the gap between a money-conscious user and flagship features. The Mi 8 comes with a notch in the display that resembles the iPhone X, and you will find the dual camera at the back. Alongside Mi 8, Xiaomi has also launched Mi 8 SE which can be seen as a cheaper edition of Mi 8. There is also a Mi 8 Explorer edition that comes with a transparent back revealing some of the phone’s components.
Xiaomi Mi 8 marks the eighth year of company’s Mi series in 2018, and it also reshapes the Android mid-range smartphone industry. The Mi smartphone comes with an alluring design which is enough to compel any smartphone user. The notch in the display at the top and minimal bezel together form a full-screen smartphone. The AMOLED display fits perfectly into the chassis that lies on an aluminum frame. Xiaomi Mi 8 is much sleeker than its previous iterations and also comes with the well-finished surface. At the bottom of the display, there is a tiny chin occupied by the bezel. The notch of the Xiaomi phone comprises the front camera and sensors. Xiaomi used glass body to craft the new smartphone that looks more premium than its predecessor.
At the back of the Xiaomi phone, you will find dual rear camera placed vertically similar to iPhone X. The camera is mounted just above the LED flash. At the center, there is a fingerprint sensor which is easy to operate without any issue. The volume key and the power button is placed at the right side of the phone, and the speaker grill is positioned at the bottom with a micro USB charging port.
Xiaomi Mi 8 not only possess the iPhone X looks but it also comes with the same power under the hood. The Xiaomi smartphone sports a 6.21 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that offers 1080 x 2248 pixels resolutions. The notch in the display and the aspect ratio of 18.7:9 made the Xiaomi phone to achieve 83.8% screen to body ratio. The display of the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is the latest company could offer. The elongated display looks amazing, and the AMOLED technology enhances the user experience with more attractive and live colors.
Coming to the internal hardware support, it has some powerful setup that put it among the premium smartphone of 2018. With Xiaomi Mi 8 you will be getting Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 that is coupled with an Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor. The processing unit of the phone posses much power to make the Xiaomi phone a worthy competitor of iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9. Xiaomi Mi 8 owns a 6GB of RAM that is available in three choices including 64/128/256GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi has added a robust dual rear camera in Mi 8 that captures unrivaled images. The camera is made up of two 12 MP lenses where one works as the primary while other is the secondary lens. The secondary lens is responsible for the bokeh effect that senses the depth while taking images. The rear camera offers the features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. The front camera of the phone comes with a 20MP lens that takes high-quality images. The Xiaomi phone is backed up by a 3400 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.
Xiaomi has launched the Mi 8 with 64GB internal storage for CNY 2,699, the 128GB costs CNY 2,999, and the 256GB variant comes for CNY 3,299. The Xiaomi Mi 8 explorer edition cost CNY 3,699 and will be available soon to purchase. Initially, the Xiaomi phones were launched only in China and available to purchase since June 5. According to the recent news, Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 8 in India soon. The company has just shared some of the pics taken from Mi 8 on its Twitter account which hints at the Mi 8 India launch.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow