When Xiaomi announced its annual flagship at the end of May this year, many have been thinking the Mi 8 won’t become a bestseller because it lacks a few trendy features such as the on-screen fingerprint recognition, the 3D structured face unlock, and a few others. Of course, there were the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. But agree not everyone likes a translucent back panel it comes with. Plus, it is an expensive smartphone. To solve this problem, the company designed a new model on the base of these two and launched the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, which is also known as the Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint version. Now it is available for purchase at $509.99.
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As the name suggests, there is a built-in high-sensitivity pressure sensor that gives finger vibration feedback while increasing the unlock rate. At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro comes with the infrared face unlock function. This simply means we are dealing with one of the most innovative smartphones that provide the fastest screen fingerprint recognition and face unlock features. The unlocking speed is increased by 29% and the unlocking success rate is increased by 8.8%.
Apart from this, the company offers three color variants of the old good translucent version, the Twilight gold mirror glass version, and the Meteorite black. The most attractive version of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is the Twilight Gold. The color of the back of the fuselage changes from the top red to the bottom gold, which reproduces the changing beauty of the sunrise time light and color.
At the same time, the company has set a deep cooperation with Unreal Engine for the first time to optimize performance and power consumption while improving the picture quality, compared to the Huawei P20 and its GPU Turbo technology. The heaviest games can be played at continuous 39fps+ rate.
The rest of the features of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro remain the same. Thus, it still sports a 6.21-inch notch AMOLED screen that has a Full HD+ resolution and is supplied by Samsung. Under the hood, it carries a Snapdragon 845 chip, paired with an LPDDR4X memory and a UFS flash storage. On the back, it sports a dual-camera, using 12MP wide-angle and 12MP telephoto sensors. The former one is the Sony IMX363, which comes with a unit pixel area of 1.4?m and supports dual PD dual-core focus, four-axis optical image stabilization and more. A 20MP camera is placed on the front. Finally, it is equipped with a 3400mAh battery.
More importantly, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro supports dual-frequency GPS positioning. Through the L1+L5 dual-frequency combination co-location, the problem of inaccurate positioning of single-frequency smartphones can be effectively solved.