Xiaomi Mi 8 hands-on images confirm design that closely resembles the iPhone X
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.
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