The highlight of the event Xiaomi in Shenzhen has become a new flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8.
Xiaomi Mi 8 is the successor to last year’s Mi 6. Manufacturer deliberately missed the name Mi 7, as the novelty has surpassed all his expectations in terms of design and features.
Xiaomi Mi 8 is the first phone of the company, which is equipped with a display cutout in the top, similar to the iPhone X. Back panel of the phone is made from glass with unique design of “water drop arc”. The frame of the smartphone is made of aluminum 7000 series. The dimensions are 74.8 x 154.9 x 7.6 mm, and its size is equivalent to a 5.5-inch smartphone. Color options Xiaomi Mi 8 include black, blue, white and gold.
Mi 8 is equipped with a 6.21-inch screen S-AMOLED with a resolution of Full HD+ (2248 x 1080 pixels), the ratio of the housing is 88.5%, support the color gamut of DCI-P3, contrast ratio 60000:1, brightness of up to 600 nm and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Front and back panel is covered by protective Corning Gorilla glass 5.
On the body there is an additional hardware button that is responsible for starting a personal assistant.
Infrared Face Unlock and fingerprint scanner
The cutout in the upper part of the display includes a 20-Megapixel front camera, proximity sensor, speaker, infrared lighting and infrared lenses. The enhanced face recognition function was called Infrared Face Unlock. Unfortunately, it was not as advanced as Face ID in the iPhone X.
The fingerprint scanner, and pointed to recent leaks, is located on the rear panel.
Due to the presence of Snapdragon processor 845, Xiaomi Mi 8 is gaining in AnTuTu 301 472 points, making the device the first smartphone that was able to gain more than three hundred points in this test.
The smartphone will be available in versions with 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB flash memory. In the presence of 6 GB of RAM, battery capacity of 3400 mAh battery with support for fast and wireless charging. The Department implements the Android operating system 8.1 Oreo branded firmware MIUI 10.
Camera and connectivity
Xiaomi Mi 8 features wide-angle 12-Megapixel basic IMX363 Sony sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4 µm, secondary 12-Megapixel sensor S5K3M3 with aperture of f/2.4 and a pixel size of 1 µm. Dual camera offers a 4-axis optical image stabilization, optical zoom, and a 2-pixel autofocus.
Available AI-type function of the ability of scene recognition, portrait mode on the basis of artificial intelligence system with a different type of lighting Studio Lighting.
The front camera has a resolution of 20 MP and a lens with an aperture of f/2.0, it also supports a variety of effects improvements and portrait mode. In the system of front camera the possibility of recognition of persons even in total darkness. Also, the developers added their own version of animated smileys Animoji.
Xiaomi Mi 8 — the world’s first smartphone with a dual band GPS, which substantially improves the location accuracy (accuracy up to 30 cm). It also supports two SIM cards, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0.
Pricing and availability
Xiaomi Mi 8 with 64 GB ROM — 2699 RMB ($421)
Xiaomi Mi 8 128 GB ROM — 2999 RMB ($468)
Xiaomi Mi 8 with 256 GB ROM — 3299 yuan ($515)
Pre-orders of the phone started from the day of announcement. Delivery will be carried out starting from 5 June.
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