Xiaomi Mi 8 Anniversary Edition prices and specifications leaked ahead of May 31 launch

The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and feature up to 128GB storage.

  • Published: May 22, 2018 4:51 PM IST

Xiaomi was long been rumored to host an event in China to celebrate its 8th anniversary. The Chinese smartphone maker is also expected to unveil a new flagship smartphone, and it has already confirmed an event scheduled for May 31 in Shenzhen. It is widely expected that Xiaomi will launch a new flagship smartphone, Mi 8 Anniversary Edition along with Mi Band 3. While the smartphone has already cleared China’s 3C and FCC certification, now details about the specifications and pricing of the smartphone have surfaced.

Based on a leaked presentation slide spotted by AndroidHeadline on Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Anniversary Edition smartphone will feature a 6.01-inch display with a notch, and come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It will also be the first smartphone to feature advanced 3D facial recognition, just like we’ve seen on the iPhone X. The leaked presentation also reveals that the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC paired with 6GB of RAM with 64GB storage. A variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will also be there.

For shutterbugs, a dual camera setup is expected at the back, but details about the sensors are unknown for now. However, the leak does hint at AI camera, which can detect the scene, people and more, to adjust the contrast, brightness and color among other camera settings.

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The leaked presentation slide also sheds light on the pricing. The 6GB RAM variant is expected to cost RMB 2,799, which is approximately Rs 30,000, whereas the 8GB RAM variant will set you back by RMB 3,199, which is Rs 34,200 approximately.

The Mi Band 3 will be an upgraded version of its predecessor, the Mi Band 2, and is expected to feature a touchscreen display, with gesture control support. It is also expected to come with a heart-rate sensor, and a battery that can last for days.

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  • Published Date: May 22, 2018 4:51 PM IST