Along with its flagship Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE smartphones, Xiaomi had also announced Mi 8 Explorer Edition. While other models went on sale in May, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition was supposed to go on sale on July 24 but it was delayed by a week. Now, the company has revealed that the Mi 8 Explorer Edition with transparent back will be available from July 30.
After waiting for about two months, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition with translucent back will finally be available for purchase in China today for the first time. It is priced at 3,699 Yuan, which roughly converts to $545 and will be available at 07:30 PM in China.
The translucent glass back shows the internal components of the smartphone in a beautiful way. However, it was recently revealed that the translucent back isn’t showing the real internals. Also, instead of the regular fingerprint sensor, the device comes with an on-screen fingerprint reader that enables users to unlock the phone by a simple touch. It also supports Face ID for unlocking the device with facial recognition.
The smartphone features a 6.21-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen-to-body ratio of 83.8 percent and 1080 x 2248 pixels screen resolution with 402ppi pixel density. It comes with a 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual-camera setup with 4-axis optical image stabilization and dual-pixel PDAF. There’s a 20-megapixel front-facing snapper for taking selfies.
The Mi 8 Explorer edition is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and comes in only one memory configuration — 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with Xiaomi’s custom interface MIUI 10 and is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0+ fast charging.