The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood, dual cameras and dual GPS. It is also the first official Xiaomi phone with a notch on the display that can be hidden with a toggle. The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi 8 runs MIUI 10, and sports a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080×2248 pixels) Samsung AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 88.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and support for Always On display.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with an AnTuTu benchmark score of 301,472. It also comes with 6GB/ 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, with 8GB RAM exclusive to the Explorer Edition.
Mi 8 Camera Set Up
the Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a dual camera setup of 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1.0 µm), the second being a telephoto cam. It brings AI features enhancement for over 200 scenes and does 4-in-1 pixel binning for better low-light shots. The primary sensor is IMX363 by Sony, while the secondary is S5K3M3 by Samsung.
The selfie snapper is 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and also jumps the AI hype train with AI portrait selfies and AI Beautify.
As for storage, the phone gets 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage.
Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Mi 8 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual-band GPS (with L1/ L5 signal support, said to be the world’s first phone with this feature), and USB Type-C.
Key Specifications of Mi 8
Display: 6.21-inch (2248 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:7:9 AMOLED display with 600 nits brightness, 60000:1 contrast ratio, DCI-P3 color gamut
Chipset: 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
Storage: 6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage in Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to MIUI 10
SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
Camera: 12MP rear camera with 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording, secondary 12MP rear camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 2X zoom
20MP front-facing camera with real-time AI portraits
Sensor: IR Face unlock (Mi 8) / 3D Face unlock (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
Fingerprint sensor (Mi 8) / in-display fingerprint sensor (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
Dimensions: 154.9×74.8x 7.6 mm; Weight: 175g (Mi 8) ; 177g (Mi 8 Explorer Edition)
Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency (L1+L5) GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery Capacity: 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging (Mi 8) / 3000mAh with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging (Mi 8 Explorer Edition).
Mi 8 6GB/64GB $421, 6GB/128GB $468, 6GB/256GB version $512
Mi 8 Explorer edition 8GB/128GB $600
Tecno Phantom 9 is on its way
Just in case you still haven’t heard, Tecno Mobile posted a teaser of their next addition to the phantom series. This was posted on their Facebook page about last week Tuesday.
The phantom series is considered to be Tecno’s top innovations, their flagship lineup. Always incorporated with the best hardware & features from the Chinese company. The phantom 9 seems to be following the same sequence.
From the teaser, we supposedly got a few hints (not sure if this is the right word) of what to expect before it is finally revealed. And it has a couple of impressive specs I’d say.
Here are the following specifications from the teaser;
• 6.4 inch Full view AMOLED display
• Android 9 – the latest android version
• In-display Fingerprint sensor
• 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
• AI triple camera with dual front flashlight
• 3500mAh battery
I think Tecno needs to be reminded of what a teaser mean, because at this point, you’ll have to wonder how this is a teaser. Permit me to called it a spoiler instead.
What else do they have in store? They literally listed every spec we care about in a smartphone today. Well, only time will tell.
iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?
It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.
The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.
Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.
Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?