Xiaomi Mi 8 hands-on images confirm design that closely resembles the iPhone X
by Joshua Swingle / May 30, 2018, 3:33 AM
As can be seen from the images, the front panel is nearly identical to the iPhone X with a rather large notch up top and relatively no bezels elsewhere – a small bottom chin is still present, though. Currently, it’s unclear if the panel in question will be of the OLED variety, but considering the bezel-less look, a curved OLED panel seems to be the most plausible option. Nevertheless, one thing that is fairly certain is the inclusion of a Face ID-rivalling 3D facial recognition technology, making the Xiaomi Mi 8 the first Android device to include the technology. Moving over to the rear panel, it's worth noting that the images in question fail to give a glimpse at the rear of the smartphone. However, previous information has revealed that a vertical camera setup will be positioned in the top-left corner of the smartphone. Also, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner is placed slightly above the center of the panel.
On a hardware note, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 will be included alongside the choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM, all of which will be further coupled with 128GB of storage. In regards to the camera setup, a main 16-megapixel sensor is expected to be accompanied by a secondary 20-megapixel lens, while a 16-megapixel selfie camera is also set to be included. Lastly, Android 8.1 Oreo will be included straight out of the box alongside MIUI 10.
Xiaomi is yet to officially confirm the release date or pricing of its flagship, but recent information revealed that the smartphone would be available in a number of markets aside from China. Specifically, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will also launch in Egypt, France, India, Italy, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.
source: Weibo via: Slashleaks
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Everyone try to copy the master. This actually is first good copy because it doesn't have a chin.
posted on May 30, 2018, 3:54 AM 6
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Everybody except Samsung and HTC just straight up aping Apple’s iPX design, only doing said design worse in some way or another. And before the “Essential did it first” naysayers show up, tell me, why isn’t anyone making their notch look like the Essential one? Time to call a spade a spade... and cut your losses.
posted on May 30, 2018, 3:56 AM 5
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Well, HMD’s design notch for the Nokia X6 is more in between the Essential Phones and the iPhone X, and BlackBerry’s Licensees haven’t introduced a smartphone with a notch design at all, so there’s that as well. But I will say that the notch is becoming a trend because of Apple, IMO.
posted on May 30, 2018, 5:30 AM 2
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It has a (quite big) chin...that phone can't be compared to the iPhone X, sorry. Seeing the myriad of notch + chin Android phones, I now realize how big is Apple's technological achievement. And this comes from an Android user. But...kudos where it's due ! But I do believe that the cheaper of the iPhone 11 phones will have a chin. Let's see ! :)
posted on May 30, 2018, 3:58 AM 1
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Ugly Anyways stream Witness and Double Dutchess on iTunes
posted on May 30, 2018, 4:05 AM 1
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Like a lot of other things in life that resemble each other, what's on the inside counts most right. Superficial types can't see beyond skin deep so they are the most vocal now of course. That old shoe fits them well still.
posted on May 30, 2018, 6:58 AM 0
The back of the iPhone x and this xiaomi is from sharp aquos s2. Lol
posted on May 30, 2018, 7:28 AM 0
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Sharp Aquos S first phone with a notch everyone else copied!
posted on May 30, 2018, 8:20 AM 0
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