Xiaomi Mi 8 expected to be unveiled on May 31st; pricing and variants leaked

“Xiaomi’s next-gen Mi series flagship is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC”

Multiple reports in the past have indicated that Xiaomi is planning to launch its next-gen Mi series flagship called the Mi 7, as well as an 8th-gen Anniversary Edition handset in the near future. The latter is said to be labelled the Xiaomi Mi 8. Now, putting a stop to all the rumours, the Chinese electronics conglomerate has announced that it will be holding an event in China on May 31st, where the brand is expected to unveil the Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship apart from other devices.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 invite

Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun recently announced that the company will be launching multiple products at its upcoming event. However, he didn’t confirm which devices the brand is planning to unveil at the event. The reports suggest that the company could introduce the 8th Anniversary Edition smartphone in the form of the Mi 8 at the event, apart from the Mi 7 flagship and Mi Band 3 fitness tracker.

Xiaomi Mi 8 pricing leaked

Apart from the brand’s official invite, a couple of details regarding the purported Xiaomi Mi 8 have surfaced on the interwebs, including its specs and price. A leaked presentation shot suggests that the Mi 8 could be equipped with an under-display fingerprint sensor, and will feature a 3D module for facial scanning. The handset is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.

The presentation slide also suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 8 could arrive in two RAM and storage configurations – 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB. The phone is said to flaunt an AI-powered camera with 2x optical zoom. As for the pricing, the base variant of the flagship is said to cost RMB 2,799 (~Rs 29,900), while the higher-end variant is rumoured to be priced at RMB 3,199 (~Rs 34,200). We should have more details in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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