Xiaomi has today launched two new smartphones- Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite– in China. The Mi 8 Pro is a flagship device which packs top of the line hardware and an under display fingerprint sensor, while the Mi 8 Lite is a mid-range smartphone which offers a sleek design and a dual rear camera setup.
Mi 8 Pro
The Mi 8 Pro packs a 6.21-inch Samsung-made FHD+ HDR AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 600 nits, an ultra-high contrast ratio of 60000:1 and a pixel density of 402 PPI. The flagship device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x dual channel RAM and 128GB of UFS internal storage. The Mi 8 Pro features an under display fingerprint sensor as well as an infrared sensor up front for facial recognition.
Mi 8 Pro Specifications:
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Battery||3000mAh with QuickCharge 4.0|
|Dimensions||154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm|
|Price||Starts at 3,199 Yuan
The Mi 8 Pro packs an impressive imaging hardware comprising of a 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8)+12MP telephoto (f/2.4) lens on the rear panel, while the front side houses a 20MP selfie camera which comes with features such as AI portrait, 3D beautification and front HDR among others. The Mi 8 Pro will be available in Sunset Gold, Black and Transparent Titanium color options and starts at 3,199 yuan, however, details about its international availability have not been revealed.
Mi 8 Lite
The Mi 8 Lite is a mid-range offering which packs a 6.26-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 403 PPI pixel density. The device comes equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x dual channel RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Mi 8 Lite packs a 12MP(f/1.9)+5MP dual rear camera setup which comes with features such as AI Dual Capture, Portrait Mode and facial recognition among others, while there is a massive 24MP front camera to handle selfies.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specifications:
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Dimensions||156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm|
|Price||Starts at 1,399 Yuan
The device packs a 3,350mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. The Mi 8 Lite comes in Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold and Midnight Black color options and starts at 1,399 yuan for the base variant, with sales expected to kick off on September 25 in China.