Xiaomi Mi 8X reportedly in the works; to feature Snapdragon 710 SoC and under-display fingerprint scanner

“The upcoming handset is expected to come with similar specs as of the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE”

Xiaomi took the covers off its latest flagship – the Mi 8 – and its affordable variant, the Mi 8 SE on May 31st. But it seems that the Chinese brand is prepping to bring one more device in the Mi 8 series. Dubbed the Mi 8X, the smartphone’s real-life photos were recently leaked on Weibo. Some of the key specs of the handset have also been leaked online.

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Xiaomi Mi 8X 2

The real-life photo showcases the rear panel of the purported Xiaomi Mi 8X. As per the image, the smartphone will feature dual cameras in a vertically-stacked arrangement. This isn’t much different from its siblings in the Mi 8 range. The smartphone seems to offer a glossy finish at the back and is available in white and blue hues. As far as the specs are concerned, the Mi 8X is rumoured to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 SoC. Notably, the same chipset powers the Mi 8 SE. However, unlike the Mi 8 SE, the forthcoming Mi 8X might offer an under-display fingerprint scanner. There won’t be any face unlock mechanism however. The handset is said to draw power from a 3,100mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi 8X 1

To recall, the Mi 8 flagship offers top-of-the-line specs with a 6.21-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 845 chip, 6GB RAM, a pair of 12-megapixel sensors at the back and a 20MP selfie shooter. A 3,400mAh battery fuels the package. In contrast, the Mi 8 SE ships with a 5.88-inch screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,244 pixels, 4GB RAM, a dual-camera module comprising a 12-megapixel shooter and 5MP secondary snapper. At the front, the phone offers a 20MP sensor and sips juice from a 3,120mAh cell.

It seems that Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 8X will sit between the Mi 8 SE and Mi 8. We can expect it come with the similar hardware as of the Mi 8 SE, but with some features like the under-display fingerprint scanner taken from the Explorer Edition of the Mi 8.