Everything you need to know about the new Xiaomi Mi8.
Xiaomi’s Mi 8 is the Chinese phone company’s flagship for 2018, likewise every other handset’s flagship, the new phone too will feature an edge-to-edge display broken only by a ‘notch’ on its upper edge.
With many similarities to iPhone X, It also has a pair of cameras on its rear that is arranged on a vertical side with both 12 megapixels, and the front of the Explorer Edition of the phone features a 20MP camera equipped with infrared face unlocking technology (which sounds a lot like Apple’s Face ID to us).
The phone is said to be every bit the flagship Android device we’d expect in this 2018. It also got Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 845 chip, and a 6.21-inch AMOLED display.
In accordance with the software, the phone will run Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 skin on top of Android which we’ve got our fingers crossed is version Oreo, though Xiaomi was not too fit to officially confirm this and Xiaomi is also packing in its own Xiao Ai voice assistant.
The phone was further claimed to be available in three different versions. That is a compact Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, the standard Mi 8, and a premium Mi 8 Explorer Edition – the trio ostensibly rivaling the iPhone SE, iPhone 8 and iPhone X, respectively.
The release date for Mi8
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is said to be released in China on June 5, while the compact Mi 8 SE will be released a couple of days later on June 8.
Meanwhile, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is due to be launched later, although Xiaomi has not yet given the exact release date.
Is the new Mi8 coming to the UK?
As for now, there is no yet details about an official launch in the UK.
We can not say any price now since there is no full knowledge of the official launch in the UK yet.
Instead, we can guess what the price would be based on the Chinese pricing. The standard Mi 8 will be priced at the rate of 2699 Chinese yuan, which when converted will be around £316.