Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone to launch on May 31: All you need to know

Source: Mi
Source: Mi

Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be launched on May 31. With the confirmation on the upcoming launch, it is also presumed that the Chinese company has no plans to bring the Mi 7 as the successor to its last year’s Mi 6 – instead, it appears to be skipping an iteration by launching the Mi 8 to celebrate its eighth anniversary.

A box package and a screen protector tipping the launch of the smartphone had already surfaced on the Web.

The Beijing-headquartered company is also rumoured to be building its proprietary 3D facial sensing technology to take on Apple’s Face ID.

As confirmed by a teaser image posted on Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi 8 launch is taking place in Shenzhen, China.

Xiaomi Global spokesperson Donovan Sung, in a separate tweet on Tuesday, highlighted that the new launch is aimed to mark the company’s eighth anniversary. “To celebrate our 8th year anniversary, we’ll be launching Mi 8 at our annual flagship product launch in Shenzhen on May 31,

Considering the past rumours, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is speculated to come with a notch design and have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC along with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.

Technology : GSM / HSPA / LTE
Build : Front/back glass, stainless steel frame
SIM : Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Splash resistant

Type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size : 6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2
Resolution : 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch : Yes
Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 9.0

OS : Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset : Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU : Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU : Adreno 630

Card slot : No
Internal : 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM

Primary : Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 4-axis OIS), 2x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features : Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video : 2160p@30fps
Secondary : 8 MP, 1080p

Alert types : Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker : Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack : No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth : 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared port : Yes
Radio : No
USB : Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors : Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging : SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser : HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Non-removable Li-Po 4480 mAh battery
Ceramic Black, Black, Blue, White

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