If you have been using the Xiaomi Mi 6 last year, you may recall it to be a real beast in the mobile phone industry! By hitting the market in April last year, it’s specifications had left many in awe. Xiaomi has increasingly become a prominent player in the smartphone market, challenging the likes of Samsung and Apple with its high-quality phones!

This year, Xiaomi celebrated their 8th Anniversary on 31st May with the launch of the flagship Mi 8. Although the phone was previously named Mi 7, the company claims that it skipped a digit to do “justice” to the increased specifications compared to its predecessor. The Mi 8 comes in three versions: Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Explorer Edition, which contain a lot of high-end features that aim to challenge its competitors.

Specifications

Display

Mi 8 comes with a 6.21” AMOLED display that has been used for the first time by the company. The screens have been manufactured by Samsung which is the leading manufacturer of OLED screens.

Design

The phone design follows the trend of an end-to-end display while the notch at the front carries Infrared face recognition, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer and compass sensors. Mi 8 comes with a sleek glass front and back which when coupled with its aluminium frame, not only gives it an elegant look but also makes it very comfortable to hold!

Camera

The mighty Mi 8 comes with a great professional Portrait Dual camera! The phone features two 12 MP sensors for its main camera that are manufactured by Sony. The camera module is the same as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and uses AI support along with four-axis stabilization to give your photos a professional look!

Unlike many other phones in the market, Mi 8 features a 20 MP front camera sensor that is backed by the company’s large pixel technology. This enables the camera to catch more light while capturing magnificent details. The camera allows you to take perfect selfies with a beautiful bokeh effect. Moreover, the phone also features AI beauty mode with great post-editing tools including 3D modeling.

Performance

Mi 8 is powered by a fast Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with Kyro architecture. Furthermore, it has a 3400 mAh battery that can be conveniently charged using the 18 Watt charging adapter that comes with the phone.

Other features

There is a type C USB port at the bottom that can be used to connect both the charger and earphones, completely replacing the 3.5 mm audio port.

Conclusion

Xiaomi has never stopped to amaze its fans and Mi 8 has also won our hearts! The phone continues the legacy of the company of having amazing features at a price no one can beat. The phone has been introduced in China at a price of 2,699 yuan (~$421) and is likely to hit the global markets soon!

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