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Display

Size

6.2 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2248 x 1080 pixels,
402 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
395 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

83.66 %
83.52 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
MediaTek Helio G85

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A75 and ArmCortex-A55, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Mali G52 MC2

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1)

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10), Xiaomi MI UI

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
5020 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
Fast charging, Reverse charging

Max charge speed

 
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Autofocus)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm

Third camera

 
2 MP (Macro, Autofocus)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera

 
2 MP

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

20 MP (HDR)
13 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm)
6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches (162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

6.17 oz (175.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
7.02 oz (199.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Frame: Plastic

Resistance

 
Splash

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Forest green, Polar white, Midnight gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging, Headphones port
Charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Infrared

Buyers information

In The Box

Mi 8 Protective cover / Power adapter / USB Type-C cable / Type-C to audio converter / SIM insertion tool / User guide
22.5W Charger, Simple protective cover, USB Type-C cable, SIM eject tool, User guide, Warranty card

Availability

Officially announced

May 31, 2018
Apr 30, 2020
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