Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with 6.26-inch FHD+ display and 24.8MP selfie camera goes official

“The Mi 8 Lite is a mid-range offering with dual rear cameras and a 24.8MP front shooter”

Earlier this year in May, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphones in its home market of China. Today, the company has introduced a toned-down variant of the Mi 8 called the Mi 8 Lite in China. The brand’s latest offering comes as a mid-range offering.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth official

Talking about the design first, the Xiaomi Mi 8 sports a notch above the screen, which is home to the earpiece, front camera, and other sensors. The handset features a glass back panel and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone comes with a 6.26-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a 2.5D curved glass on top. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. The phone comes in three RAM and storage variants — 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB, and 6GB+128GB.

The Mi 8 Lite has a 12-megapixel primary shooter at the rear, aided by a 5-megapixel secondary snapper. For selfies and video-calling, you get a 24.8-megapixel camera on the front. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, and A-GPS with GLONASS. Software-wise, the smartphone boots MIUI based on Android 8.1 Oreo. A 3,350mAh battery completes the list of the specifications.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth FB

Coming to the pricing, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite’s base 4GB/64GB variant has been priced at RMB 1,399 (~14,800). While the 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB models are being offered for RMB 1,699 (~Rs 18,000) and RMB 1,999 (~Rs 21,200) respectively. The device will be available in a few colour variants – Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold and Midnight Black.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth (Mi 8 Lite) Specifications
Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 660
6.26 inches (15.9 cm)
1080x2280 px, 403 PPI
12 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Cameras
LED Flash
24 MP Front Camera
3350 mAh
Quick Charging 3.0
USB Type-C port
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth (Mi 8 Lite) Video

Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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