Xiaomi Mi 8 SE To Launch Along With Mi 8 On May 31st
Xiaomi has completed 8 years and the company will commemorate the milestone at its May 31st event. Succeeding the Mi 6 won’t be Mi 7 but it will indeed be the Xiaomi Mi 8. Rumours and multiple leaks suggest that the Mi 8 will be the first Android smartphone to incorporate iPhone X’s Face ID-like 3D facial recognition system. However, the Mi 8 might not be the only smartphone Xiaomi launches on May 31st as a new leak has revealed the existence of the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.
The resemblance of Mi 8 SE’s nomenclature with the iPhone SE is uncanny. Xiaomi is known for taking “inspiration” from Apple in the past. Shades of iOS are visible in MIUI as well and Apple’s design has been a source of inspiration of Xiaomi as well. Even the Mi 8 is expected to have a notch design very similar to the iPhone X.
The Mi 8 SE has been spotted on Xiaomi’s online mall (Mi Mall) along with the Mi 8. Rumours of the Mi 8 SE aren’t new and what ‘SE’ stands for is still a mystery. Considering the theme of the launch event, it might as well be the Mi 8 Special Edition (SE) which could be a limited edition device with Gold accents and a ceramic back. The Mi 8 is expected to have a glass back and feature wireless charging as well. However, it is also entirely possible that the Mi 8 SE will be like the iPhone SE and sport a smaller display while maintaining the other key design elements.
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It will also be interesting to see if the Mi 8 SE will sport a notch and have the same 3D facial recognition system as the Mi 8. Other rumours have suggested that the Mi 8 will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Mi 8 SE might get rid of the notch and Face ID and instead feature an in-display fingerprint sensor which would sort of justify the ‘SE’ tag as well. All the speculations are short-lived as the event is just a couple of days away. Stay tuned for all the updates about the Xiaomi May 31st launch event.