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

Xiaomi Mi 8 hands-on images confirm design that closely resembles the iPhone X
After numerous leaks have given hints at what can be expected from the Xiaomi Mi 8, the latest images show off the design entirely, confirming a design language that closely resembles Apple’s latest flagship.

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




Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Oh look at the chin down there camouflaged!

2. phljcnth

Posts: 565; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It still has chin.

3. midan

Posts: 3218; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Everyone try to copy the master. This actually is first good copy because it doesn't have a chin.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

But it does, look closely!

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

no .. it has a chin

20. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

This is the worst copy with a huge iPhone X like notch. I don't see the benefit of such a small screen area around the notch (left-right)

4. kiko007

Posts: 7523; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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.

12. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

All OEMs with notches are copying Essential's design though..... the chin ;)

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22790; Member since: May 28, 2014

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.

14. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

You forgotten sony there too with htc,samsung,blackberry.

6. Cat97

Posts: 2022; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

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 ! :)

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

9. MariahNotCareying

Posts: 15; Member since: May 30, 2018

Ugly Anyways stream Witness and Double Dutchess on iTunes

15. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I think u should just delete ur account with no greater opinion u can provide in iPA.u doing us a great favour.

10. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

This is a mighty notch. Good Xiaomi and there fans. Even as a gift, I can't take it. These OMS are not even ashame. It's a pity that they don't even listen to their consumers.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

pretty sad.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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.

17. fyah_king unregistered

The back of the iPhone x and this xiaomi is from sharp aquos s2. Lol


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Sharp Aquos S first phone with a notch everyone else copied!

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Exactly! All smartphones are copied from Alexander Graham Bell's phone.

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