The Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched in China on May 31st. The smartphone was highly anticipated for its design and Face ID-like facial recognition system. Since its launch, the Mi 8, along with the Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition has sold over a million units in China. The company now plans on bringing its flagship smartphone to international markets as well.
Xiao Zhiyuan, Xiaomi’s Product Marketing Director for Mobile Phones has confirmed that the Mi 8 will launch in international markets. He has conceded that its launch in other countries to begin as early as next month (July 2018). This essentially confirms that the Mi 8 will indeed launch in India as it is the biggest market [...]
If 2017 was all about that dual-camera setup, then 2018 is about that notch. Before MWC 2018, many expected this year’s smartphones to focus on AI and machine learning. However, the iPhone X set the trend of the notch in motion. The OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi 8 are two 2018 flagship devices that have implemented the notch but, in two completely different ways.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a wider notch but, it also houses all the tech required for 3D facial recognition. After the iPhone X, the Mi 8 is the first smartphone to feature 3D facial recognition technology, similar to Apple’s Face ID. The OnePlus 6, on the other hand, features a narrower notch which helps the [...]
At the Mobile World Congress 2018, we saw the shifting trend of the notch in Android smartphones. Vivo announced the truly bezel-less Vivo APEX concept phone and many other OEMs like Nokia launched a plethora of devices. ASUS as well announced a few interesting products and the Zenfone 5Z was one of them. With a very familiar notched display, the ASUS Zenf0ne 5Z runs on the Snapdragon 845 SoC and it could be the most affordable flagship device if and when it launches in India.
The new flagship smartphone has gone on sale in France and Italy for 499 Euros (Rs 39785 approx.) for the 6GB RAM variant. While the currency conversion makes it more expensive than the OnePlus 6, [...]
Xiaomi launched the Mi 8 to celebrate its 8th anniversary at an event in China. At the same event, the company also unveiled a special edition of the Mi 8, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. Up until a few days ago, there was hardly any chatter of Xiaomi launching two version of the Mi 8. However, the leaks started pouring just few days before the launch and the company confirmed all the rumours at its May 31st launch.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE resembles the nomenclature Apple went with when it launched smaller version of a flagship iPhone. Apple launched the iPhone SE and just like the iPhone SE, the Mi 8 SE is a smaller version of the flagship Mi 8. This hardly comes as a surprise as Xiaomi has [...]
Xiaomi hosted its 8th anniversary launch event in China and unveiled a plethora of devices. The most anticipated device to launch at the event was the Xiaomi Mi 8. For weeks there were rumours about the Mi 8 being the first Android smartphone to launch with a Face ID-like facial recognition system and even feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. All these rumours were put to rest by Xiaomi and the Mi 8 looks like the best iPhone X recreation yet.
The Mi 8 will be available in three variants in China. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage is priced at CNY2,699 (Rs 28400 approx.), the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model will cost CNY2,999 (Rs 315000) and the priciest version will retail for CNY [...]
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 [...]
Xiaomi has confirmed that a May 31st event to celebrate 8 years of the company will be held in China. The Xiaomi Mi 8 will launch at the event along with a few other products. The Mi Band 3 has also been rumoured to launch at the event. The company has taken to Twitter to confirm that the next iteration of MIUI will also launch at the May 31st event. MIUI 10 will follow MIUI 9 which was announced in late-July 2017.
The teaser released by Xiaomi has some text written under the number ’10’. It roughly translates to “I will be faster than lighting.” This is in line with the Mi 8 teaser which read “I am Mi 8 and I will be faster than [...]
The CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun took to Weibo and announced an event for May 31st in Shenzhen, China. At the event, the company is expected to announce the Xiaomi Mi 8, its new flagship smartphone that will succeed the Mi 6 from 2017. A new leaked image has shed some light on the specifications and possible pricing of the smartphone.
The image reveals that the Mi 8 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, something that was confirmed way back in December 2017. The smartphone will have a 6.01 inch display with a taller display. Since the smartphone will have a notch, the aspect ratio could be 19.5:9, same as the iPhone X. Popular Android smartphones like the OnePlus [...]
The Xiaomi Mi 8, or formerly known as the Mi 7 has been a part of multiple leaks of late. It is rumoured that Xiaomi is planning to launch the Mi 8 to celebrate the company’s eighth anniversary, hence will skip the Mi 7 moniker. This strategy is very similar to Apple’s, which launched the iPhone X to celebrate 10 years of iPhones, instead of launching an iPhone 9. It appears that this won’t be the only thing in common between the Mi 8 and iPhone X.
A new image posted on the Chinese social media website, Weibo reveals an alleged prototype of the Xiaomi Mi 8. The image shows a smartphone in line with many rumours and renders, with an iPhone X style notch thin [...]
Xiaomi has launched a really good flagship smartphone in 2018, the Mi MIX 2s. Before the Mi MIX 2s announcement, it was highly anticipated that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch the Mi 7 at MWC 2018 instead. However, the company pushed the launch of the Mi 7 for a later date and it now appears that the Mi 7 might not launch at all. Xiaomi will instead launch the Mi 8, to commemorate its eighth anniversary. The Xiaomi Mi 8 might be one of the most ambitious smartphones from Xiaomi, and new renders of the device reveal the possible design.
The leaked renders of the Mi 8 imagine the smartphone with an iPhone X like notch and extremely thin bezels around the other three [...]
For weeks, it has been rumoured that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will have 3D facial recognition technology. Just a few days ago, an official-looking image detailing all the sensors present in the display notch was leaked. It is also seeming more and more likely that the Xiaomi will launch the Mi 7 as the Xiaomi Mi 8, to commemorate the company’s 8th anniversary. A few days before the rumoured launch of the Mi 8, a short clip showing the in-display fingerprint sensor of the Mi 8 has leaked.
The short three-second clip shows a user unlocking the Xiaomi Mi 8 using an in-display fingerprint sensor. The video shows only the centre part of the device, not giving anything else about the [...]