Xiaomi has finally launched its latest flagship smartphones Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explore Edition today in China. The company also announced the all-new MIUI 10 with several new features and optimizations like new apps logo. Talking about the flagships, both the phones will come with similar design and hardware. However, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition will sport an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Mi 8 comes with 3D curved glass back body and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition has transparent glass body.
Both the devices come with a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2248 x 1080 pixels) resolution and has 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Yes both devices does support notch and the notch display on this device offers 88.5% screen-to-body ratio. The display will be offering up to 600nit of brightness and 60000:1 contrast ratio. Under the hood, the devices has flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The Mi 8 is mentioned to have scored 301,472 on Antutu benchmark.
In terms of Optics, the Mi 8 comes with 12MP + 12MP AI dual rear cameras sensors with dual pixel autofocus, 4-axis OIS, and 1.4µm pixel size. With the AI integration, the cameras can also auto-detect the scenes for better serving the image settings. Up front there is a 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.8 µm pixel size. Both the front and rear can capture bokeh photos with the help of AI.
The notch on the top of the Mi 8’s display contains earpiece, front-facing camera, proximity sensor, infrared lens, and infrared lighting. The Mi 8 sports Dual-frequency GPS and according to the manufacturer will offer more accurate location detection.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition offers Face ID technology for accurate face recognition. To lit the screen, the Mi 8 is backed by a 3400mAh battery, while the Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a smaller 3,000mAH battery. Both the devices support Quick Charge 4.0+ along with wireless charging.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at 3699 Yuan. On the other hand, the Mi 8 comes with 6GB of RAM and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage configurations. The 64GB, 128GB, & 256GB storage variants of Mi 8 will cost buyers 2699 Yuan, 2999 Yuan, & 3299 Yuan respectively.