iPhone-Like Xiaomi Mi 8 at Half the Price

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Want an iPhone X at half the price? Say no more, the all new Xiaomi Mi 8 will readily satisfy that need.

Xiaomi Mi 8

The Mi 8; Xiaomi’s flagship for 2018, boasts of features such as 3D face recognition and an edition with a transparent back.

Xiaomi Mi 8 transparent back

Here are its full specs:

Body

The device is made out of aluminium and glass, with the back featuring a transparent cover.
It measures 154.9×74.8×7.6mm and weighs 175g.

Display

The Mi 8 comes with a notched 6.21-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2248×1080 pixels (402ppi) and 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version).

OS and Processor

The device runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) layered with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 (future update to MIUI 10). It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 64-bit Octa-core processor (4×2.8GHz Kyro 385 Gold + 4×1.8GHz Kyro 385 Silver) .

RAM and Storage

The Mi 8 comes with 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X) and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage.

Camera

The device’s primary camera is dual-lens; 12MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm, 26mm, SONY IMX363 sensor, 4-axis OIS) + (f/2.4, 1.0µm, Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, 2x optical zoom).

The camera can record 2160p video at 60fps and 1080p at 30/240fps.

The secondary shooter is 20MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm)

Network and Connectivity

The device supports GSM, CDMA, HSPA and LTE network standards.

Communication with other devices is via:

  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, DLNA
  • dual frequency GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • NFC

Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 8 draws its power from a non-removable 3400mAh Li-Po battery.

Other Features

  • Sensors: fingerprint (rear), proximity, gyro, accelerometer, barometer, compass
  • Infrared Face Unlock
  • Quick Charge 4. 0+
  • Colors: black, blue, white, gold

Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be first available in China on June 5th where it will cost $422, $468, and $515 for the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB respectively.

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