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Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi Band 3: hit or miss?

02 June, 2018, 23:08 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Xiaomi Mi 8: Release date, specs, features and price

The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor which brings flagship level performance at a mid-range cost along with an Adreno 616 graphics processor. This phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset and the use of a smaller 5.88-inch OLED display.

Among a bevy of product announcements during a press event in Senzhen, China today, Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship Android phone line, the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will arrive later, priced at 3,699 yuan (around $577).

The phone will be available from June 5 and start from CNY2,699 for the 6/64 GB version. The main part, as expected, was the story of the Mi 3 smartphone Max.

The previous iteration, the Mi Band 2 was a great fitness band and featured some of the most sought after features in an extremely affordable price range.

We'll probably have to wait for the Mi 8 Explorer Edition's real-world release to see whether Xiaomi is telling the truth or not. Yes, the design of the Explorer edition is different as it have a transparent back showing some of the phone's components.

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The Mi 8 will run Xiaomi's custom MIUI 10 skin on top of Android (Xiaomi didn't say which version, but it's likely Oreo), and the new updated skin will feature gesture controls and a driving mode that uses Xiaomi's own Xiao Ai voice assistant.

In the Mi 8-series smartphones, connectivity options include Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE, dual Global Positioning System and Wi-Fi 802.11ac and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition also comes with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner. Along with this, the processing unit of the phone comes with a 4GB/6GB RAM having 64GB of internal storage. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM for CNY 3699 (around Rs 39000). On the front, the selfie centric device will sport a 16MP camera with an LED flash.

Among them wormed smartphones 8 Mi and 8 Mi SE. Mi 8 SE sports 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of storage. The SE gets its juice from a 3120 mAh battery, and is chargeable via a Type-C port, with 18 W Quick Charge 3.0 keeping thing quick. This smartphone will be the India-variant of the Xiaomi Redmi S2. Tell us in the comment below.

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