One aspect that the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 was adjudged to have faltered by some was the lack of an on-screen fingerprint sensor. Instead, the device kept on with the popular rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which seems to be fading away gradually from latest flagship models. Xiaomi took care of that with the recent launch of the Mi 8 Pro. Xiaomi isn’t letting the frenzy generated by the launch die down as the Chinese company has officially announced a big news. Donovan Sung, Xiaomi’s Global spokesperson disclosed via a tweet that the Mi 8 Pro will be launching globally soon across the markets Xiaomi is present. Mr Sung also shared some unboxing photos of the device.
The photos include a variant with a translucent glass back similar to the Mi 8 Explorer edition. The device is also available in Ochre Black and Twilight Gold. The device sports a 6.26-inch AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. The device also packs an infra-red face unlock technology like the Mi 8. The use of infra-red ensures the phone can be unlocked in the dark using Face ID. As stated, the fingerprint security on the device includes an in-display fingerprint sensor.
#Mi8Pro unboxing shots. This gorgeous phone comes with in-display fingerprint technology and is available in multiple colors, including an edition with a transparent back.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) September 21, 2018
The Mi 8 Pro is billed to go on sale in China on September 21. The global rollout may likely start in October and Europe is likely going to be the preferred debut destination for the company. We can’t say how soon Xiaomi will unveil the Mi 8 Pro in India but that may also happen in coming months.