Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition variants listed on TENAA ahead of launch

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition stands out due to its translucent back panel, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

  • Published: July 13, 2018 11:26 AM IST
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Back in May, Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 8 smartphone along with two other models – Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The Explorer Edition stood out courtesy of the in-display fingerprint sensor, iPhone X-like facial recognition, and a translucent back. Only one variant with 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage has been announced so far. But there seem to be more variants in the pipeline.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition variants were spotted on TENAA by MyDrivers. The listing mentions 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of RAM, as well as 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage. It is unclear what combination the company chooses, but it could be 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 256GB storage.

There is currently no word from Xiaomi on when it plans to make the Mi 8 Explorer Edition available. But a listing on TENAA in an indication of an imminent launch. The company has already revealed that the 128GB variant is priced at RMB 3,799 (approximately Rs 38,000). Pricing of the other two variants are currently unknown.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition specifications, features

Besides the RAM and storage, there is no change in the smartphone’s specifications. So essentially, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition flaunts a 6.12-inch FHD+ (2248×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and the device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ support.

The smartphone also features a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+12-megapixel) at the back, 20-megapixel selfie camera, and 3D facial recognition. On the software front, the device runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10.

  • Published Date: July 13, 2018 11:26 AM IST