Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition turned out to be an instant hit. The device has courted a high level of attention since its launch alongside the Mi 8 and Mi 8SE. The model recently went on sale for the first time and that too as a hit. A new TENAA listing for the device has been spotted and it points to a slightly modified variant.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition had earlier gotten certified by TENAA but this is obviously a different model as it has a different model number. While the first listing had the model number M1807E8S, the new model has the model number M1807E8A. Apart from that, the design looks quite different. In this case, the front camera looks to be closer to the earpiece on this model whereas it is farther apart on the model already launched.
As you’re aware, the standout feature on the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the translucent back but the device also comes with 3D Face unlock as well as on-screen fingerprint technology. It is possible this model will not have the 3D face unlock. In addition, this model has a 4GB RAM variant in addition to 6GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM. The Mi 8 Explorer edition was only released with 8GB of RAM onboard.
This model is listed with a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2248×1080 pixels resolution. The device is also expected to pack a Snapdragon 845 chipset. If Xiaomi should launch this in due course, the price tag would likely be lower than the present model which is priced around $530 in China.