The Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE smartphones are launching tomorrow. An official image showing the pre-order details and press renders of the Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE have surfaced just ahead of their launch. Also, the other leaked photo that seems to show a Mi Home store in China reveals that the Chinese manufacturer has already started advertising the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone offline.
The above image shows that the blue-colored Mi 8 being advertised at a Mi Home store. The handset features a notched display, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a vertical dual camera setup. The text mentioned on the left is the same one that was seen in the previous leaks. It reveals that the Mi 8 is packed with dual GPS module, Snapdragon 845, AI dual camera and IR face recognition.
The below image reveals the availability of the Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE smartphone. After getting unveiled on May 31, the pre-sale of the Xiaomi Mi 8 will begin on the very same day tomorrow at 6 PM (local time) in China. The official sales of the smartphone will start on June 5 at 10 AM (local time). There is no information available on the pre-sale period of Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. It seems that the handset will be directly available for buying starting from June 8.
Recent leaks have suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE will be less powerful than the Mi 8. Hence, the Mi 8 SE could be the smaller device in the above image.
The press renders of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE reveal that both the smartphones will be coming with notched display design along with support for 3D face recognition. The corners of the display of the Mi 8 are more rounded compared to the Mi 8 SE.
Xiaomi is heavily rumored to launch a device under-display fingerprint scanner. Recent reports have revealed that the Mi 8 will be coming with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Mi 8 SE is likely to arrive as a cheaper device than Mi 8 and it may be priced around 2,000 Yuan (~$310). Hence, it appears that the Mi 8 SE may not feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Since Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has himself hinted that the forthcoming flagship features under-display fingerprint scanner, there is a possibility that there could be a more powerful and costlier edition of Mi 8 that may come with the advanced fingerprint scanning technology. Mystery surrounding the Mi 8 duo will be revealed through tomorrow’s event that will also serve as a platform for other products like Mi Band 3 and MIUI 10.