Mi 8 : Anniversary special handset by Xiaomi


Xiaomi is going to launch Mi 8 on its 8th anniversary. Mi was rumored to come with Mi7 after Mi 6, however Xiaomi has shared a tactical teaser of Mi 8. So far Xiaomi has mastered art of leaking pics in order to make it talk of town. Mi8 price in India shall vary from Rs. 9,990 to 21,990 based on memory variants.

Mi 8
Mi 8

Xiaomi has been working on Mi 7 but considering 8th anniversary its launch has been postponed. Now Mi8 shall come first in May itself and Mi 7 shall follow it. Xiaomi is facing heat in feature rich smartphones and recently it has been challenged by Oppo and Honor.

It should be noted that Huawei and Oppo are much ahead of Xiaomi in parent country, China. Huawei comes with sub-brand Honor and Oppo with Realme (recently launched) has challenged Mi supremacy. Mi facing the heat of competition has preponed  launch of Mi8.

Key Features and USP of Mi 8
  1. 6.28 inch full view display in 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  2. RAM Memory variants : 4GB/6GB/ 8GB
  3. ROM Variants : 64GB/128GB/256 GB
  4. Flagship qualcomm snapdragon 845 SoC
  5. 3D face sensing technology
  6. Android oreo with new version and update of MIUI 9.5
  7. On screen fingerprint sensor

Other than 8th anniversary, bundle of reasons has pushed Mi to launch Mi 8 as early as possible.

First reason is Realme brand, which has dented Xiaomi’s reputation of cheapest and feature rich affordable smart phones. Realme1 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM phone is superior than any phone launch by Mi under 15k price segment till date.

Second reason is launch of Oneplus 6. Oneplus 5 was a disaster as per parameters sets by Oneplus itself. At the same time Mi Mix2 fate was similar to Oneplus 5. Oneplus is trying to regain lost ground with help of Oneplus6, however before it happens Mi is here with Mi 8 to destabilize VX21, Realme 1 and Oneplus 6.

Leaked features and Specifications of Mi 8

Screen Display : 6.28 inch

Screen resolution : 1080*2280 pixels

RAM : Three variants 4GB/6GB/8GB

ROM : Three variants 4GB/6GB/8Gb

Also Read, Realme1 launched on Amazon @ Rs. 8,990

Processor : Snapdragon flagship 845 SoC processor

Processor speed : 2.8 GHz

UI : MIUI latest version, new version launch on MIUI is on cards

Operating System : Android Oreo 8.1

Rear Camera : Dual rear camera with Sony’s mobile sensor IMX363

Sensors : Ultrasonic proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Ambient light , sensor, Vibration motor, Barometer, Hall sensor

Video : 4K video, 30 fps, 1080p video, 30 fps, 720p video, 30 fps, 720p slow-mo, 120 fps

Connectivity : 2G, 3G, 4G, B41 supports full 2496 MHz – 2690 MHz bandwidth, LTE B41 4-antenna technology supports 4×4 MIMO

Sim Slot : Dual Sim, Nano sim

Navigation : GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou positioning

Multimedia : MP4, M4V, MKV,  XVID, WAV, AAC ,MP3, AMR, FLAC, APE

launch in China : 31st May 2018

Price in India and Chine : CNY 799 to 1,999 and Rs. 9,990 to 21,990

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