Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint rumor roundup: Specifications, features and pricing

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 8 Youth Edition smartphone on Sept. 19 in China. However, almost everything about the smartphone has been revealed in the past few weeks. The Chinese manufacturer has recently shared official renders of the different color variants of the smartphone. Also, the entire specs of the phone have been leaked through its appearance on TENAA, the telecom regulatory body from China. Here is a rumor roundup article for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition Launch Event

The Mi 8 Youth Edition launch event will be on Sept. 19 at Chengdu in China. Well, the Mi 8 Youth Edition is not the only phone launching on Sept. 19. The Chinese manufacturer has claimed that it will be debuting multiple Mi 8 series devices on the said date. It is very likely that the company may announce the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition phone that may feature the same specs as the Mi 8 phone but may come equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Twilight Gold
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition – Twilight Gold

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition Specs, Features and Pricing

In the previous week, a Xiaomi phone with model number M1808D2TE had surfaced with full specs on TENAA. The smartphone will be arriving with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD screen that offers an aspect ratio of 19:9. The notched display will offer Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The handset measures 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5mm and weighs 169 grams.

The Snapdragon 710 chipset will be powering the Mi 8 Youth Edition. It will be the second SD710 phone from the company after Mi 8 SE that was unveiled in May this year. The different storage and RAM variants of the smartphone are 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM, 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 8 GB RAM.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Fantasy Blue
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition – Fantasy Blue

To attract the youth, the handset will come equipped with AI driven 24-megapixel front-facing camera. At the rear side of the phone will be a pair of horizontally aligned 12-megapixel snapper and a fingerprint reader. It will be loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo OS and latest version of MIUI. The other features of the smartphone include infrared sensor, microSD card slot and 3,000mAh battery.

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi 8 Youth Edition will be hitting the Chinese markets in color options like Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue and Deep Gray. The handset is speculated to carry a starting price of 1,999 Yuan (~$291).

The Mi 8 Youth Edition smartphone is already available for reservations in China. The smartphone is expected to debut in some markets like Singapore as Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition – Deep Grey

Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition Specs, Features and Pricing

Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition in Gold

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition is expected to arrive in a swanky Gold color like the recently unveiled iPhones. It may also come in Black color variant. The speculated models of the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition 64 GB storage + 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 8 GB RAM. There is no information available on the pricing of the phone.