The Mi 8 Explorer Edition's 'transparent' back is, sadly, a prop (video)
Xiaomi announced the souped-up Mi 8 Explorer Edition back in the spring as it top-shelf handset, with FaceID-styled 3D scanning at the front, an in-display finger reader and... transparent back that allegedly showed the Snapdragon chipset beneath.
Well, that transparency turns out to be fake, as many suspected - the picture was just too neatly arranged to be true for anyone who has peeked inside a smartphone's innards.
U12+ as the one with the really nice transparent back, though it doesn't look nearly as impressive as painted stuff on the inside of the rear cover.As you can see in the video above, the "transparent" back is simply a prop that can be scrubbed off, and the real innards aren't nearly as aesthetically pleasing as Xiaomi would like you to believe. This leaves HTC's