During a presentation, Xiaomi announced a new flagship. The Chinese manufacturer saves the name Mi 7 over and comes directly with the Xiaomi Mi 8. There is also a special version announced in the form of the transparent Mi 8 Explorer Edition and a cheaper and less powerful version in the form of the Mi 8 SE.
Xiaomi Mi 8
The Xiaomi Mi 8 gets a 6.21 inch AMOLED screen from Samsung in an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9. The device also gets a notch (screen notch) on the top, leaving room for the camera with twenty megapixel. The smartphone is the first device from the Chinese manufacturer that gets a notch. The smartphone has an aluminum housing with a glass panel at the back, where also two cameras of twelve megapixel can be found. For the enthusiast: According to Xiaomi the device scored a 105 in the ranking of DxOMark. The cameras also receive help from artificial intelligence to identify scenes and apply the best settings.
On the inside we find the fast Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB RAM. Users have the choice of models with 64, 128 or 256 GB storage memory. Dual-frequency GPS should ensure that the location should be displayed much more accurately.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is a special edition with a transparent back, a fingerprint sensor under the screen and Face Unlock that uses 3D technology, just like on the iPhone X. According to Xiaomi, this is the first Android device to use this technology. The 3D-infrared camera is also used for an Animoji-like clone. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition also receives 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage memory.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a cheaper and less powerful version of the regular Mi 8. The device has a 5.88-inch AMOLED screen with the Snapdragon 710 . This chip was introduced last week.
Prices and availability
The prices in euros have not yet been confirmed, but the Xiaomi Mi 8 starts at 2699 yuan, which is converted 359 euros for the model with 64 GB of storage. The 128 GB device would cost 2999 yuan (399 euros) and the 256 GB model would receive a price tag of 3299 yuan (439 euros). The Xiaomi Mi 8 would be available in China on June 5th. A date for the European market is not yet known.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition should be available at a later date for an amount of 3699 yuan, which is converted 493 euros. Finally the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. This must be in stores on June 8 for about 1999 yuan (266 euros).