It’s a common practice, when a new phone launches with a certain set of memory and storage, then it gets new versions. The annual flagship of Xiaomi released on May 31. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the second Snapdragon 845 flagship of the manufacturer after the mi MIX 2S. There were three memory combinations, including 6+64GB, 6+128GB, and 6+256GB. Today, on July 2, we found out there are new models passed TENAA.
According to the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will get new models packed with 4GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM. This should also affect the pricing. As we know, the original model with a 6+64GB combination costs 2699 yuan ($405). So it’s assumed the 4GB version will cost below 2500 yuan ($375), making it even more affordable.
However, the rest of features remain the same. Thus, the Xiaomi Mi 8 uses a quad-curved glass body + a 7-series aluminum middle frame design. It is packed with the Samsung’s 6.21-inch AMOLED wide color gamut full-screen, with a resolution of 2248×1080, an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, a screen share of 86.68%, a contrast ratio of 60000:1, a high brightness of 600nit, a sunscreen, an eye protection mode, a step-less color temperature adjustment, etc.
As said, under the hood, it carries a Snapdragon 845 AIE chip and a 3400mAh battery supporting Quick Charge 4.0+. Our protagonist also sports a 12MP+12MP dual-camera with an aperture of f/1.8, 1.4-micron large pixels, dual-core focus, four-axis image stabilization, AI scene recognition supporting up to 206 kinds of unique AI studio lighting effects, AI short video clips support, and many more. All these features come our way from the Sony IMX363 sensor. That’s why it is capable of scoring up to 105 points at DxOMark. The front-facing camera uses a 20MP sensor, which is the world’s first camera supporting AI micro plastic beauty. It also supports infrared unlocking. Thus the phone can identify your face in a completely dark environment.
At last, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is the world’s first dual-frequency dual GPS phone. To solve all the problems related to the GPS positioning and navigation errors, the Mi 8 supports L1+L5 dual-frequency dual-precision positioning. Generally, there are two factors affecting the accurate positioning – the ionosphere delay (1) and the reflection of buildings (2). Our protagonist uses the L1+L5 dual-frequency dual-channel positioning, which can effectively correct the ionosphere delay. At the same time, the error of L1 band is 300 meters, while it is 30 meters for the L5. The latter is 10 times more accurate than L1, which effectively solves the reflection interference of urban buildings.