On May 31, Xiaomi officially released its 8th anniversary flagship mobile phone Xiaomi Mi8 in Shenzhen.

The xiaomi 8’s fuselage uses double-glazed glass + 7-series aluminum metal middle frame structure. The glass back plate incorporates a four-curved design that is officially called “water droplet arc”. The fingerprint identification module is located on the back of the fuselage.

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Xiaomi Mi8 offers black, white, blue and gold colors. Among them, the blue and gold version will be slightly different in the manufacturing process: the blue version uses a special process called “Film”, which arranges the two fine textures in the outer shell of the fuselage and is said to be in the sun. Presenting a “streamer effect”; the gold version incorporates an 18K gold-plated design at the camera back and fingerprint ring at the back of the camera.

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On the front of Xiaomi Mi8, the “Liu Hai” opening similar to iPhone X is undoubtedly one of the most striking places. However, the official stated that Xiaomi Mi8 did not carry the 3D structured light face recognition scheme adopted by Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition, but instead used infrared face recognition. In the “bangs” area of Xiaomi Mi8, components such as a front camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, infrared lighting components, and infrared cameras are installed.

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Xiaomi said that because of the different reflection characteristics of infrared light from real faces and photos, screens, and three-dimensional masks, infrared face recognition can effectively perform “living detection” and complete face recognition in dark environments.

Xiaomi Mi8 basic configuration information:

  • Screen: 6.21 inches, 2248 x 1080 resolution (18.7:9), Samsung AMOLED shaped full screen, support DCI-P3 color gamut
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • ROM: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Rear camera: 12MP dual camera combination, support four axis optical image stabilization, the main camera is Sony IMX363, the pixel area is 1.4μm
  • Front camera: 20 million pixels single shot, 1.8μm pixel area (4 in 1), support AI single shot blur
  • Unlock method: fingerprint recognition + face recognition
  • Battery: 3400mAh, support QC4.0+ fast charge

It is worth mentioning that Lei Jun also disclosed at the press conference that Xiaomi 8 is the “world’s first dual-band GPS mobile phone,” and it supports L1 + L5 dual-frequency positioning, which improves the accuracy of the measurement by at least 3 to 5 times.

On the camera side, the rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi8 allegedly followed the same dual 12-megapixel dual camera combination as the Xiaomi MIX 2S, and supported the “Dual Pixel Full Pixel Dual Focus” function.

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In the DXOMark’s static shooting rating, Xiaomi Mi8 scored 105 points, one point lower than the HTC U12+, and became the second-ranked dual camera phone in the current DxOMark Mobile rankings.

Xiaomi Mi8 will be sold for the first time at 10:00 am on June 5. The black and white versions will be accepted from 6 pm on May 31. The official pricing is as follows:

  • 6GB + 64GB, 2699 yuan
  • 6GB + 128GB, 2999 yuan
  • 6GB + 256GB, 3299 yuan

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