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Xiaomi Mi 8 (First Smartphone With Dual GPS) Specifications and Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is now official, and the specs was in line with most of its rumours. It was unveiled alongside two other phones in an event that took place today. The phone which was launched to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Chinese copany, came with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, dual cameras and dual GPS.

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It is also known as the first Xiaomi phone to come with a notch on the display that can be hidden with a toggle. The cutout is used for an in-house infrared solution for 3D Face Unlock that works in a dark environment. Read on and the see the Xiaomi Mi 8 full specifications and price. You will also get to see a more exclusive version of the Mi 8 called Xiaomi Mi 8 Explore Edition, which have an underscreen fingerprint scanner and a see-through back panel that gives a peek to the internals of the device.

Xiaomi Mi 8 (First Smartphone With Dual GPS) Specifications and Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 Features

The Xiaomi Mi 8 cam with a dual camera setup of 12MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1.0 µm), with the second being a telephoto cam. It brings AI features enhancement for over 200 scenes and does 4-in-1 pixel binning for better low-light shots. The primary sensor is IMX363 by Sony, while the secondary is S5K3M3 by Samsung. The selfie snapper is 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and also jumps the AI hype train with AI portrait selfies and AI Beautify. The face detection sensor separate and is not being used for selfies.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 came with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, and the phone has a staggering 301,472 score on Antutu. If this result is real then it will be the highest ever reached on the Chinese benchmark platform.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a 6.21 inch display that uses a Samsung AMOLED panel with an 18:7.9 aspect ratio. The resolution is Full HD+ or 2248 x 1080 pixels.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 was announced as the first smartphone in the world with Dual GPS. The phone binds the traditional L1 frequency, used in other phones with the L5 frequency, used mostly by the aeronautical industry. This should make location-based services like navigation more precise than ever

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June

 

BODY

Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – HDR10 display
– DCI-P3
– MIUI 10

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps
Secondary 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colours Black, Blue, White, Gold

Xiaomi Mi 8 Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 price for the 6GB + 64GB version starts from CNY2,699, the 6GB + 128GB version cost CNY2,999, while the most expensive 6GB + 256GB version cost CNY3,299. The approximates prices in the US for the three versions are between $420 and $515, while in Europe it falls between €360 and €440.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explore Edition

The Explore Edition will have only one variant with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. It will cost CNY3,799 or around $600/€500.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explore Edition Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June

 

BODY

Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – HDR10 display
– DCI-P3
– MIUI 10

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 8 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps
Secondary 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Face ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colours Black (transparent back)

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