After several leaks surfaced on the Internet and tons of gossips the much-awaited flagship the Xiaomi Mi 8 And Mi 8 SE are live in Shenzhen, China, along with it the company has also unveiled the MIUI 10 software which brings some new features and changes to the UI.

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Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, And Mi 8 Explorer Edition Smartphone Details

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications

Mi 8 SE

The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio screen. It also has a notch on top of the display. The phone has a glass back and round corners on the edges. It has a 600nits of high brightness.

Hardware, Software, And Camera:

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage options.

The smartphone runs on Android Oreo 8.1 and the newly released MIUI 10 on top of it. It is backed up by a 3,400 mAh battery capacity which will last a whole working day.

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The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a rear dual camera setup which carries 12MP+12MP lenses which are integrated with AI and so it has many new features.

Mi 8 SE

On the front, the smartphone features a 20-megapixel camera for great selfies. The Xiaomi Mi 8’s DxO mark scored at high 105 points which is a great number.

In the launch they compared the Xiaomi Mi 8 camera with iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 camera’s as well and the photos on MI 8 were brighter.

The front camera is also equipped with Face Unlock which they tested with mask and printed pictures which shows that it can’t be fooled.

It also works in low light or completely no light say at night as well.

New Features and Improvements:

If we talk about a new feature, there is the new ‘Ancestral NFC’ function which supports brush bank cards and can be used on subway transit, purchasing goods and buying as coffee as well. But currently, it is limited to 167 cities only.

The Mi 8 comes with new Animoji support just like the iPhone X’s Animoji and has many characters.

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The MI 8 also uses new L5 as well as L1 Band instead of only L1 Band GPS as it is more advanced gives accurate positioning. This new dual bands can give real measurements and can increase GPS accuracy by 3 to 5 times.

Pricing and Availability:

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will go on sale from June 8 in China at a starting price of 2,699 Yuan( roughly $421 and Rs. 28,417) for the 6GB/64GB variant, 2,999 Yuan($468/Rs.31,604) for the 6GB/128GB variant, and 3,299 Yuan($515/Rs.34,771) for the 6GB/256GB variant.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specifications:

Mi 8 SE

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sports a 5.88-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2.5D curved glass. The phone has 18:9 aspect ratio screen with a notch on top.

Hardware, Software, and Camera:

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor which is the latest processor coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of Storage.

The smartphone also has 3,120 mAh battery and runs on Android Oreo 8.0 and MIUI 10 on top of it.

Mi 8 SE

It has a Dual Camera Setup at the back with 12MP and 5MP lenses. On the front, we see a 20MP camera for great selfies.

Features, Pricing, and Availability:

Just like the Mi 8 the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE also comes with AI integrated making all tasks easy. It also has a 4G VoLTE support and all other basic sensors.

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The device is priced at a starting price of 1,799 Yuan(Rs.18,976 or $281) for 4GB RAM/64GB variant and 1,999 Yuan(Rs.21,095 or $312).

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Specifications:

Mi 8 SE

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer edition sports a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2.5D curved glass. The phone has 18:9 aspect ratio screen with a notch on top. This is just the regular Mi 8 but with transparent back.

Hardware, Software, and Camera:

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage options.

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The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer edition has a rear Dual Camera Setup which carries 12MP+12MP lenses which are integrated with AI and so it has many new features.

Mi 8 SE

On the front, the smartphone features a 20-megapixel camera for great selfies. The Xiaomi Mi 8’s DxO mark scored at high 105 points which is a great number.

Special Features:

One special feature of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer edition is that it comes with Synaptics In-display Fingerprint sensor which unlocks by touching on the screen.

We first saw this in a Vivo smartphone which was showcased in MWC and now it is on the Mi 8 Explorer edition as well which is a great thing.

The Explorer edition also has Aninmoji support just like the iPhone X and it is the world’s first smartphone to have 3D Facial Recognition which helps to detect face accurately.

Pricing And Availability:

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will go on sale from June 8 in China at a starting price of 3,699 Yuan($578 or Rs.39,000).

MIUI 10 Details

First of all MIUI 10 brings is lightning fast then the MIUI 9 and also comes with tons of new features.

Mi 8 SE

New Refreshed Multitasking Tray

The MIUI 10 software comes with major changes to multitasking tray and also the notification centre.

Now the multitasking tray has a new interface and from their, you can switch between apps very quickly. we see a vertical interface in the multitasking tray which makes the user experience fast and quick.

Notification Panel

The notification panel also has a refreshed design, now we get to see a big little slider for increasing or decreasing the brightness and also has a new style of displaying the notifications.

New Ringtones

MIUI 10 also brings new ringtones which are inspired by natural sounds and also brings a Driving mode just like the on iOS which let’s travel safely without any engagement with the phone as it can do voice commands, answer calls and navigate to your location through its new built-in assistant.

Xiaomi Assistant

Talking about this new assistant, it can do many things for you without touching the phone, it can shop for you, order food, call someone and much more just like the Google assistant and Siri.

Smart Home Manager

Mi 8 SE

This is a feature similar to Apple’s Homekit, here you can control your house lights with this app. Now you can easily control your smart home gadgets right from your phone. This feature is really convenient and handy.

Other than this, there are also some other small improvements in the OS also it is faster then MIUI 9.

The MIUI developer ROM will be available to 33 Xiaomi smartphones in starting from June for the first batch and in July for the second batch.

Pictures Source: MI.com

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