“Xiaomi initially launched the Mi 8 flagship in just one variant with 6GB RAM”
Xiaomi launched its first smartphone with a notch display – the Mi 8 (first impressions) last month at an event held in China. At the time of the launch, the handset was offered in a single 6GB RAM variant with three storage configurations. Now, it seems that the brand is working on two more variants of the flagship as its model number M1803E1T has been spotted on the TENAA website with 4GB and 8GB RAM.
As per the TENAA listing, apart from the difference in RAM capacity, rest of the specs remain the same. To recap, the Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a 6.21-inch display flaunting an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 2,248 x 1,080 pixels. The smartphone gets the high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset ticking at its core. Xiaomi is offering the handset in three storage configurations – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. For security, the handset offers Infrared face unlock and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Coming to the optics, the Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a pair of 12-megapixel shooters on the rear and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. Xiaomi has equipped the rear camera with features like 4-axis optical image stabilisation, Dual Pixel autofocus, AI portrait mode, AI scene detection, and a dual-tone LED flash. On the software front, the flagship boots MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo out of the box. The phone is fueled by a 3,400mAh battery and comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology.
The 6GB RAM variant of the Mi 8 has already gone on sale in China, so the affordable 4-gig model, as well as the higher-end 8GB RAM version, should also go on sale sooner rather than later. It remains to be seen however, if Xiaomi launches its latest flagship in other countries too, including India.