No need to buy the highly priced ‘Explorer Edition’ of Xiaomi Mi 8. Instead, you can make your own DIY Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Sounds impossible? Well, this is what a Mi Fan @Loabaotech did. He just made a DIY Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition from the standard version of Mi 8. He posted the images of that DIY explorer edition on Weibo, as well.
DIY Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition – An Excellent DIY Approach
As you can see in the image, it was an excellent effort by that person making a DIY Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition from the standard version. All the internal components of the smartphone are clearly visible to us. Though the Qualcomm Snapdragon logo and the Mi logo have been some additional add-ons and might not match with the real Explorer version, yet the rear looks incredible. What can you expect from an individual work vs the whole Xiaomi team?
This effort has also confirmed that Xiaomi indeed has some customization and artwork done on the explorer version of Mi 8, including a high-quality transparent glass, a patterned battery, and those Qualcomm and Mi logos.
We leave the rest to you, can you the difference between the DIY Explorer Version and the real Explorer Version? And most importantly can you make one? We hope that you don’t end up damaging your Mi 8.
Source (in Chinese)