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Xiaomi announces Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite with AI Dual rear camera

Chinese Xiaomi has announced two new smartphones today for the Chinese markets with the names Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. The flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro features an in-display fingerprint scanner and has an AI rear dual camera. According to Xiaomi the in-display fingerprint scanner on the device unlocks the device faster once you place your finger on the screen, which is faster and more power-efficient and is 29% faster compared to the in-display fingerprint sensor on the Mi 8.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is priced at 3199 yuan (around $466) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage variant and 3599 yuan (around $525) for the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage variant. It comes with Sunset Gold, Black and Transparent Titanium colour options and is currently available for pre-orders in China. It will go on sale in the country from September 21st.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is priced at 1399 yuan (around $204) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage option, 1699 yuan (around $248) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 1999 yuan (around $290) for the top-end 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage variant. It is currently available for pre-orders and will go on sale from September 25th in China with Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold and Midnight Black colour options.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro features the same 6.21-inch Full HD+ 18:7:9 AMOLED display with 600 nits brightness, 60000:1 contrast ratio, DCI-P3 colour gamut and 2248 × 1080 pixels similar to the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer. It is powered by a 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU and comes with 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB inbuilt (UFS 2.1) storage. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI and supports Dual SIMs.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

It has a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel rear camera with 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, 4K video recording along with a secondary 12-megapixel rear camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 2X zoom. It has a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with real-time AI portraits.

It comes with a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging and supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency (L1+L5) GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C connectivity options. It comes with an IR Face unlock and has an in-display pressure-sensitive fingerprint sensor. It measures 154.9×74.8×7.6mm and weighs 177 grams.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display,  1500:1 contrast ratio and 2280×1080 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes with 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB inbuilt storage and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of inbuilt storage. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI and supports Dual SIMs.

It has a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with LED flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.9 aperture along with a 5-megapixel secondary camera with Samsung S5K5E8, 1.12um pixel size. It has a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with a Sony IMX576 sensor, a 1.8um pixel size. It comes with a 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and supports Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C connectivity options. It has a fingerprint sensor available on the rear side. It measures 156.4×75.8×7.5mm and weighs 169 grams.

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