Xiaomi is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in China and now even bigger in India as well. The company just announced the sub-brand POCO in India a few days ago and launching POCO F1 flagship smartphone at an affordable price in Indian market on August 22. Surprisingly, as per the 91Mobiles report, the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone is coming soon in India within a few weeks. So, that’s possibly right after the launch of POCO F1 device. Now Xiaomi is getting unstoppable in terms of the new device launch, stock distribution, consumer base, price tag, and different varieties.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched this year in May in China but the earlier reports said that the company didn’t want to launch this device in India. However, the exact date and price tag aren’t available yet. Maybe on August 22 at POCOPHONE launch event, Xiaomi could reveal anything about the device. The phone features a notch display, 3D Facial Recognition Unlock support, 3D Emoji, the premium metal and a glass body, fast wireless charging etc.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be powered by an octa-core 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU along with the 6GB/8GB of RAM and the 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage variant with black, blue, white, and gold color option. It will run on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5/MIUI 10 out of the box pack. The Mi 8 comes with a 6.21-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The display resolution is 2248×1080 pixels.
The phone sports a dual rear 12MP+12MP cameras at the back with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and 2x optical zoom facility. It supports video recording up to 4K and slow-motion 1080P@240fps. Whereas, the front features a single 20MP AI selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture lens which also supports Face Unlock. It includes Global 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz), NFC, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, dual nano-SIM, HDR10, DCI-P3 gamut etc.
The handset is packed with a 3,400mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support. The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be priced under at Rs.30,000 in India ($428) approximately. However, there isn’t any confirmation yet about the price and availability in India. Till then stay tuned for more info.