Images of the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Xiaomi Band 3 surface along with teaser video
Tonight, hours before Xiaomi's new product event, we have images of the three products that are reportedly being unveiled. That would be the Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and the Mi Band 3. We've already seen hands-on images of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and a photo of the phone's retail box; the device's specs have allegedly leaked out. The Mi 8 carries a 6.2-inch LCD display with a notch and a resolution of 1080 x 2220 (FHD+).
phone, which might rule out previous rumors about the scanner being embedded under the display. The Mi 8 is believed to include a dual frequency GPS navigation system that supports both GPS and Galileo positioning systems. This will allow the user's location to be found within four inches of his/her actual location.The rest of the leaked specs reveal a Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform under the hood, with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of native storage. On back is dual camera setup (20MP+16MP), and there is a front-facing 16MP selfie snapper. A 3300mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 8.1 Oreo is pre-installed. The fingerprint scanner appears on back of the
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, while also featuring a notch, has a more squared-off design, a smaller display, and there is talk that the device will be powered by the new Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. There is a dual camera setup on back that will offer features driven by AI. We also probably won't see the rumored 3D scanning for facial recognition that is expected to be offered with the Mi 8.
Lastly, one of the world's most popular fitness bands will have its third-generation model unveiled. Xiaomi's Mi Band had 18% of the global wearables market in the first quarter, which put it in a first place tie with the Apple Watch.
Based on the images, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will launch on June 5th, while the Mi 8 SE will be released on June 8th. A video teaser (in Korean) was recently released by Xiaomi, and you can find it at the top of this story. It apparently focuses on the Mi 8's GPS system.