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Xiaomi Mi 8 Flagship Smartphone Launched With Snapdragon 845, Notch Display, See-Through Explorer Edition

Xiaomi has announced the Mi 8 as its latest flagship that boasts of being the company's first-ever notch display offering.

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Updated:May 31, 2018, 3:54 PM IST
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Flagship Smartphone Launched With Snapdragon 845, Notch Display, See-Through Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 8. (Image: Xiaomi)
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Xiaomi has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone as the all-new Mi 8 at an event in China today. The Xiaomi Mi 8 launch comes as the 8th year anniversary celebration of the Chinese technology major. Alongside the regular variant of the smartphone, a limited edition by the name of 'Explorer Edition' has also been introduced at the launch event.

As for its specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 8 sports a 6.21-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display by Samsung that comes with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a 2248X1080 pixels resolution. The Mi 8 is also the first smartphone by Xiaomi to come with a notch display which can also be hidden by the user. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and carries a 6GB RAM and three different storage options, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The Mi 8 comes with a USB Type-C port and a Dual GPS support, binding together the L1 frequency with L5 frequency used in the aeronautical industry.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 8 carries a dual camera setup at the back with two 12-megapixel sensors with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture, the former being a Sony IMX363 sensor and the latter being a Samsung S5K3M3 telephoto sensor. At the front, the device houses a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and offers features like AI portrait selfies and AI Beautitfy.

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Security options on the Mi 8 include 3D Face detection and a fingerprint sensor. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a Vivo X21 like in-display fingerprint sensor and also a see through back panel.

Xiaomi claims that the Mi 8 received a 99 points overall rating on the DxOMark, a better score than Xiaomi's own Mi Mix 2S and the Apple iPhone X, both of which scored a 97. On AnTuTu, the device scored a whopping 301,472 as per Xiaomi, a highest ever score on the testing platform.

Xiaomi Mi 8 will start retailing at CNY 2,699 for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage version. The 128GB storage option is priced at CNY 2,999, while the most expensive 256GB version will retail at CNY 3,299.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will have only one variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage which is priced at CNY3,799.

The smartphone will start retailing in China from June 5 on online and offline stores.

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| Edited by: Sarthak Dogra
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