Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition leak reveals glass back and gradient colors ahead of September 19 launch

The smartphone will reportedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC.

  • Published: September 12, 2018 4:31 PM IST

Xiaomi has already confirmed that it will soon be launching the Mi 8 Youth Edition smartphone in China on September 19, and now a new leak surrounding the color options has surfaced. Just like the Huawei P20-series, Xiaomi will be offering the Mi 8 Youth Edition in three gradient color options – Twilight Gold, Aurora Gradient and Twilight Gold.

Renders of the smartphone have also surfaced on Weibo, giving us a clearer look at the design, and how the gradient colors will look like. The renders show off an edge-to-edge display with a notch on top, shiny metal frame, glass back and dual camera modules on the top left. A circular fingerprint scanner is also present at the back, meaning it won’t come with an in-display scanner.

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Mi 8 Youth Edition: Expected specifications and features

Based on what has been leaked so far, the smartphone is expected to flaunt a 6.26-inch full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with an octa-core CPU is expected. The smartphone could be offered in 3 storage variants – 4GB RAM with 32GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also likely to be in tow.

In the photography department, the Mi 8 Youth Edition could get a dual camera setup at the back – 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel with AI features such as portrait mode, and scene recognition. Up front, a 24-megapixel sensor could be present for selfie and video calling.

Armed with 3,250mAh battery, and Android Oreo OS with MIUI 10 OS, connectivity options such as dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are expected.

  • Published Date: September 12, 2018 4:31 PM IST