Xiaomi announces the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition

When 2018 began, some of us who have been deep into the world of mobile phones were ready for the “notch revolution”. Inspired by the iPhone X, dozens of Android OEMs began creating a smartphone that offered a minimal bezel display and a notch to hold in place the essential hardware. Xiaomi, as we saw in the round of Mi 8 leaks that surfaced was set to follow the same path, but the Apple of China has outdone itself this year by not releasing one, but three variants of their 2018 flagship – Mi 8, M8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE.

Xiaomi Mi 8

  • 6.21-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and Adreno 630 GPU
  • 12MP dual-camera with AI technology on the rear and 20MP front-facing camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 ROM
  • 64/128/256 GB onboard storage and 6 GB RAM capacity

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

  • 6.21-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and Adreno 630 GPU
  • 12MP dual-camera with AI technology on the rear and 20MP front-facing camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 ROM
  • 128 GB onboard storage and 8 GB RAM capacity
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3D facial recognition with IR sensors for Face Unlock

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

  • 5.88-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and Adreno 616 GPU
  • 12MP + 5MP dual-camera with AI technology on the rear and 20MP front-facing camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 ROM
  • 64 GB onboard storage and 4/6 GB RAM capacity

Price and Availability

Region Xiaomi Mi 8 Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
India N/A N/A N/A
China CNY 2,699 for the 6/64 GB version

CNY 2,999 for the 6/128 GB version

CNY 3,299 for the 6/256 GB version

CNY 3,799 CNY 1,799 for the 4GB RAM version

CNY 1,999 for the 6GB RAM version

Europe N/A N/A N/A
USA N/A N/A N/A

What do you think about the Xiaomi Mi 8 devices?

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Husain

Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.

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