Xiaomi today launched a couple of products at an event in China. One of them is the Mi 8 Lite which you should check out and the other is the Mi 8 Pro which was initially referred to as the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition. The new variant of the Mi 8 comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner like the Mi 8 Explorer Edition and also comes in two new colors.
Xiaomi states that the in-display fingerprint scanner has been improved when compared to that of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Unlock speed is said to be 29% higher and the success rate has improved by up to 8.8%. We want to believe that the phone has an upgraded pressure sensitive sensor which helps unlock the phone faster. We explained how that works here.
The Mi 8 Pro has a transparent back like that of the Mi Explorer but also comes in two new color variants. One of them is twilight gold which has a gradient design and the other is Ochre Black.
The Mi 8 Pro packs similar specs with the regular Mi 8. So you get a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 2248 x 1080 resolution and a notch. There is a Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The cameras on the rear are dual 12MP sensors with OIS and optical zoom while a 20MP f/2.0 sensor sits within the notch. The battery capacity is 3,400mAh and the phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Alongside having an in-display fingerprint scanner, the phone also keeps the infrared face unlock of the regular Mi 8.
The Mi 8 Pro is priced at ¥3199 (~$467) for the 6GB + 128GB model and ¥3599 (~$525) for the 8GB + 128GB model. Pre-order begins today at 6 PM China time while the first sale is scheduled for 10 AM on September 21.
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- Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with 6.26-inch 19:9 display, SD660 SoC and dual rear cameras announced
- Meizu 16X launched with In-Screen fingerprint & SD710, Comes in a Special Ceramic White color
- Pre-Order The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Smartphone For $229 On Giztop
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Official Pictures reveal the beautiful Gradient colors in all its glory