Xiaomi Mi 8 leaked hands-on video shows awesome back and notched display
by Milen Yanachkov / May 23, 2018, 3:58 AM
After rumors began flowing about Xiaomi's 8th anniversary flagship phone, the company itself took to Twitter to confirm that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is coming Thursday, May 31st. And yes, if you're keeping count, the company has decided to skip the seven and jump to eight, because it is its eighth anniversary.
A teaser image accompanied the announcement, depicting a number eight with conductive tracks running over it, which didn't seem all that revelatory yesterday, but it does now. How? Well, an alleged live video of the Xiaomi Mi 8 showcases the phone with a translucent back — or 'clear' as it was popular in the 90s — similar to the HTC U12+. It's an interesting approach this, mixing old and new design trends, and Xiaomi may have been alluding to it in yesterday's teaser image. It also gives merit to the newly leaked video.
Another interesting thing, aside from the clear back, is the notch up front. Yes, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will allegedly have an iPhone X-style notch — that is, a wider one than most other Android phones that have adopted the notch — that may actually house the cameras and sensors needed for true 3D face recognition. This has been one of the rumors floating around about the Mi 8 for some time, so a notch may really be needed in this case.
As far as the bottom bezel goes, however, there's not much you can see in the leaked video. The lighting is less-than-ideal and the resolution is too low to be able to make out anything at the bottom of the screen. Even after doing some adjustments to the image, we were not able to reveal anything resembling a bezel at the bottom. Still, there could be a thicker edge there, as completely eliminating the bottom bezel can be a difficult and expensive process.
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even i know this is not my business but i feel ashamed how they copying the iPhone X .. i really don't understand what they are tryna do
posted on May 23, 2018, 5:14 AM 6
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I am also ashamed of how the iPhone X copied the display cutout idea from the Essential Phone. But that's life...
posted on May 23, 2018, 6:49 AM 7
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What an interesting and original design.
posted on May 23, 2018, 5:25 AM 2
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Apple is just sitting back like, these copying MF’ers.
posted on May 23, 2018, 5:34 AM 4
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i think apple should do something about it
posted on May 23, 2018, 6:04 AM 0
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apple deserves it. They killed smartphone innovations. Before phones had unique designs and identities but when these oems realized they were just being ignored and everybody just likes to follow the trend, they all jumped the bandwagon
posted on May 23, 2018, 8:39 AM 0
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Jeez you again. You realize Apple did not start the notch design. You are in every comment thread praising Apple... No, Im the one sitting back like this guy is one dumb MF'er
posted on May 23, 2018, 6:49 AM 1
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That isn't the reason. The reason is the screen technology advanced to allow it. Previously, at scale, they had to be square/rectangle. Now you can have any shape you like. This has allowed us to have rounded edges and cut outs for cameras and so on. Everyone is heading toward a bezel-free design, but it isn't cost-effective to do yet, so the notch is the middle ground.
posted on May 23, 2018, 1:57 PM 0
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It's either Xperia or Galaxy for me now then. I don't like the notch.
posted on May 23, 2018, 6:34 AM 1
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Or htc 12+ with no notch.
posted on May 24, 2018, 12:50 AM 0
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They are copying Essential phone design, not iphone!
posted on May 23, 2018, 6:45 AM 3
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