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Xiaomi may be planning ‘Youth’ and ‘Screen Fingerprint’ editions of Mi 8: Report

The company unveiled the Mi 8 line-up in May 2018.

  • Published: September 5, 2018 10:13 AM IST
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Back in May, Xiaomi launched its Mi 8 family of smartphones. The line-up includes Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. However, it seems that the Chinese technology company is planning to launch (at least) two more smartphones to the Mi 8 series.

Quoting a source, a report by MySmartPrice has claimed that Xiaomi will soon be launching two smartphones Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition in China. The Youth version will be available in three configurations 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/128GB storage. There will be three colour options available Space Gray, Gold, and Blue.

As for the Screen Fingerprint variant, it ll be offered in two configurations 6GB RAM/128GB storage and 8GB RAM/128GB storage. Two colour options will be offered Black and Gold.

Image Credit: MySmartPrice

Interestingly, the two smartphones are similar to the already available Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. If they are indeed the base for the upcoming devices, the Youth variant could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, while the Screen Fingerprint version, as its name suggests, will have an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Watch: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s First Look

Talking about the original Mi 8, it marries the best design elements of Mi MIX 2s with a notched display that s identical to Apple s iPhone X. While most Android smartphone makers have already embraced the notch, Xiaomi has gone one step further, embedding facial recognition system technology like Apple s Face ID in the Mi 8.

Xiaomi Mi 8 features metal and glass design with a 6.21-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 1080×2248 pixels, an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, and supports always-on mode. In terms of performance, the Mi 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, coupled with (up to) 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

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  • Published Date: September 5, 2018 10:13 AM IST


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