A few months ago, Xiaomi launched Mi 8, its flagship smartphone, for a starting price of 2,699 Yuan (approximately $393). Now, the company has announced a price cut of 100 Yuan on the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of the Mi 8, making it the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone in China.
With the discounted price of the Mi 8, the Meizu 16 now faces a tough competition. Further, the price cut comes at a time when the Meizu 16 is out-of-stock. The Meizu 16, the company’s flagship phone of the year, starts at 2,698, which roughly converts to $392.
Currently, Xiaomi Mi 8 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model is available on the company’s official online store in three color options. While the 64GB storage variant received a price cut, the 256GB storage model comes with Mi Band 2 fitness tracker.
Coming to the specs, the Mi 8 comes with a 6.21-inch Full HD+ display with a notch at the top that houses an IR face scanner, a 20MP selfie camera, and the usual sensors. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor.
For photography, it features two camera sensors on the back, both being a 12MP sensors with support for optical image stabilization and optical zoom. There’s also a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. Running on Android Oreo-based MIUI 10, the device is powered by a 3,400mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Meizu 16, launched earlier this month, has a 6-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC and comes in three variants — 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM, and 8GB RAM.
It features a dual-camera setup on the back, with a 12MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor. On the front side, it has a 20MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture. This one too runs on Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with Flyme OS and is powered by a 3,010mAh battery.