Xiaomi is all set to launch its flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 at a launch event in China on 31st May. Along with Mi 8, the company is also set to launch its next-gen OS MIUI 10 as well as fitness tracker Mi Band 3. Further, reports indicate that Xiaomi will also launch Mi 8 SE, the lower-end variant of its upcoming flagship smartphone.
Now, an image of the Mi 8 SE’s key features has surfaced online through Weibo. It reveals that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm‘s recently announced Snapdragon 710 AIE processor. If this turns out to be true, then the Mi 8 SE will be the first smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC.
The newly launched Snapdragon 710 mobile platform is a 10nm chipset that includes two cores of Kryo 360 Cortex A75 that clocks at 2.2 GHz and six cores of Kryo 360 Cortex A55 that offers a processing speed of 1.7 GHz. The octa-core processor is coupled with Adreno 616 graphics that promises 35 percent better rendering of graphics.
The leaked image also suggests that the Mi 8 SE will come equipped with AI-powered dual cameras at the back with 1.4μm pixel size and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with selfie light.
The flagship Mi 8 is expected to come with an under-display fingerprint sensor. But given that the Mi 8 SE seems like a low-cost variant of the Mi 8, we expect the smartphone to come with the traditional fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone instead of the in-display sensor. It is also unclear if the smartphone will come with Face Unlock feature or not.
The leaked image hints at a notched display on the Mi 8 SE, similar to the one that is expected for the company’s flagship smartphone. The previous report indicates that the Mi 8 SE could come in storage editions — 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB with all the three models packing 6GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is rumored to become the first Android smartphone with 3D facial recognition feature. The smartphone is expected to come with a 6.2-inch notched enabled OLED display, up to 6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. Powered by 3,300mAh battery, the device is expected to be available in Grey, Gold, Blue, and Red colors.