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+).

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 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 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.


source: Weibo

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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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3 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1755; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

First to say I won’t buy one but not because anything else but there is better phones I like.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Better value for money. It just shows it's completely unecessary to pay $1000 to a greedy company

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Value is subjective. A thousand dollars to you may seem like a great deal of money, but for what I'm looking for in a phone (I.e. full blown hardware encryption, fast updates, and an incredibly long list of possible accessories via third-party) that's pocket change. Xiaomi makes great phones though... not bashing them.

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