Xiaomi has officially announced its next-generation flagship models today in China. The Xiaomi Mi 8SE was launched alongside the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Exploration Edition. Basically, the Mi 8 SE is a mini version of the Mi 8, designed for users who are attracted to small screen phones.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specifications & Features
The Mi 8 SE comes with a 5.88-inch AMOLED display which is equivalent to the traditional 5.2 inches smartphones. That is because it utilises the 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The design is similar to that of the Mi 8 which includes a notch display design. The quality of the display is same as the Mi 8 but the screen resolution is 2244 x 1080 pixel while the device has an 86.12% screen to body ratio. The screen supports DCI-P3 colour gamut, has a 60000:1 contrast ratio and up to 600nits of brightness. The Mi 8SE also comes with a 2.5D curved glass body, with an enamel mirror finish. The device comes in four different colour options; Bright Red, Bright Blue, Gold, Dark Gray colours.
In terms of configuration, the Xiaomi 8SE debuts as the world’s first phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. The SD 710 chipset is Qualcomm’s first chipset outside the flagship series built on the 10nm process. The Snapdragon 710 chipset 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% better rendering of graphics. The chipset garnered more than 170,000 points on AnTuTu benchmark which places it above the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The processor is paired with 4GB RAM and there is a 6GB RAM. Both RAM versions come with 64GB storage which can be expanded.
On the camera aspect, the Mi 8SE sports a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup at the rear. The rear camera comes with a 1.4um pixel size on the main sensor as well as dual-core, 206 AI scenes recognition, as well as portrait mode support. The front camera is a 20MP camera with self-timer which is still active even in low light condition. It can also capture bokeh shots using AI. In addition, there is AI scenes recognition. The Mi 8SE also comes with Bluetooth 5.0, X15 LTE baseband, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, while a 3120mAh battery keeps the light on. The handset is preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo that is skinned with the latest MIUI 10.