Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition could go on sale on July 24, prices start at $550

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition could go on sale on July 24, prices start at $550
Even though it was officially unveiled back in May, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition hasn't been released on the market yet. The most expensive Mi 8 series smartphone, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition will probably be available in multiple variants, despite the fact that Xiaomi only introduced the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage model.

Last week, at least two other Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition versions were spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency, which will be cheaper than the model initially unveiled. With the addition of these two Mi 8 Explorer Edition variants, Xiaomi plans to cover all price ranges.

Today, we've learned that Xiaomi will make the Mi 8 Explorer Edition available for purchase in China on July 24. A leaked invite also reveals the price starting point – 3699 yuan ($550). Unfortunately, it's unclear whether or not the Mi 8 Explorer Edition will be available for purchase outside China, but we know for sure the regular Mi 8 flagship will be launched in Europe in August.

Besides from the fact that it comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory, one other thing that sets the Mi 8 Explorer Edition apart from its cheaper brothers is the transparent back panel, which really makes it stand out.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition boasts a very large 6.28-inch AMOLED display, a dual camera (12MP+12MP), a 20-megapixel front camera and a 3,000 mAh battery.

source: Playfuldroid

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Mi 8
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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7 Comments

1. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

A tiny 3,000 mAh battery in a 6,3 inch device?!

2. Paranoid_Android unregistered

Same thought, whenever I start reading about a new device, I search first for the battery calamity (3000 is a skip unless it was a compact device)

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's not that "tiny", it's just 10%-15% smaller than other flagships (S9+, V35, U12+, OP6, and G7) And you can pick the regular Mi 8 if you want normal sized battery. (Mi8 don't have internal dummy, so they have more space for battery)

4. Vokilam

Posts: 1265; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Great looking iPhone, hate the chin.

5. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

ahhhh no one cares for transparent back everybody will slam a latex bumper case on it which will cover the back!

6. prachid

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2018

I thought iPhone does not come out til September.

8. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Ugly ipX wanna be©

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