Xiaomi is expected to release two new phones belonging to the Mi 8 series. One is the Mi 8 Youth and the other is the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition. A device with model number M1808D2TE has been seen on TENAA and we believe it is the Mi 8 Youth.
The Mi 8 Youth is a less powerful version of the other Mi 8 devices and it shows in the specs. It has a 6.26-inch screen with a 2280 x 1080 resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi has decided to go with LCD and not Super AMOLED to keep the price down.
The phone is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. This is believed to be the Snapdragon 710 processor which also powers the Mi 8 SE. There are three RAM + storage configurations – 4GB + 32GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 8GB + 128GB.
The Mi 8 Youth has a 24MP front-facing camera and dual cameras on the back. One of the dual cameras is a 12MP sensor but the secondary sensor isn’t stated. Unlike the other Mi 8 devices which have vertically arranged rear cameras, the cameras on the Mi 8 Youth are horizontal. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.
The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo, has an infrared sensor, and a MicroSD card slot. It packs a 3,250mAh battery, second to that of the Mi 8 in terms of capacity. It measures 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 169 grams. TENAA has listed a ton of colors for the phone. It will come in Black, Rose gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, Silver, Green, Blue-Violet Gradient, and Purple Gold Gradient.