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Xiaomi Launches Its Flagship Mi8 Smartphone

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| May 31 , 2018 , 16:50 IST

Xiaomi on Thursday announced its flagship phone, the Mi 8 in its annual launch event in Shenzhen, China. This is Xiaomi’s first phone with a notch and possesses a 6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED screen with a 20-megapixel front camera.

The Mi 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and features 12MP + 12MP AI dual camera that scores 105 on DxOMark.

As per the company, this is the first ever phone to use dual-frequency GPS thus providing users with precise location data.
The company has launched the Mi 8 Explorer edition that is loaded with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D face recognition and a transparent back. This is the first android phone to use 3D face recognition technology (like the one in iPhone X).

In what looks like a direct liftoff from the iPhone concept, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 8 SE, a cheaper, smaller and slower edition of the phone. It is also the first phone ever to be powered by the Snapdragon 710. The Snapdragon 710 processor would help save 30 percent power consumption.

Mi 8 is priced from 2,699 Yuan (Rs 28,500 approx.). While there is no official word yet, the phones are expected to be launched in Indian markets soon