“The Mi 8 Explorer Edition brings an under-display fingerprint scanner and a transparent panel to the new flagship”
Xiaomi today hosted its 2018 Annual Product Launch event and announced the 8th-anniversary edition Mi 8 flagship smartphone. With the new flagship, the brand has finally embraced the notch display but it didn’t stop there. Xiaomi also announced the Mi 8 Explorer Edition at the same event, which is a phone that flaunts additional premium features such as an under-display fingerprint scanner and a transparent rear panel.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition flaunts a 6.21-inch display with a notch up top, an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 2,248 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The notch has a face unlock module, and the phone also boasts an under-display fingerprint scanner. The performance of the handset is handled by the high-end Snapdragon 845 processor ticking at its core with a dedicated AI engine. The processor is backed by 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
In the optics department, the Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a dual-camera module on the rear panel with a pair of 12MP shooters accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash. The dual camera module gets features like 4-axis optical image stabilisation, Dual Pixel autofocus, AI portrait mode and AI scene detection. For selfies and video calling, the flagship comes with a 20MP shooter on the front. The front camera has been equipped with f/2.0 aperture, AI portrait selfies, and AI Beauty mode. Out of the box, the handset runs MIUI 10 based on the Android Oreo operating system. As of now, the battery specs of the smartphone are not known.
As for the pricing, the smartphone will set you back by RMB 3,699, which is roughly Rs 39,000. Xiaomi has not revealed the availability of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition at the moment. We will bring you the detail as and when the brand announces it, so stay tuned.