The flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 officially presented

The flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 officially presented

The flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 officially presented

The Mi 8 SE is the first smartphone to be powered by the snapdragon 710 chipset that was recently launched. Xiaomi went the extra mile with its Mi 8 Explorer Edition by showing alleged real parts on the logic board, and such fine details add a lot to this look.

The Mi 8 will initially be on sale only in Xiaomi's home market of China, where the company will be hoping that the combination of iPhone X design and decent Android specs will make it an appealing prospect for consumers who can't afford the real thing.

The Mi 8 is the only smartphone that comes with a 3D face unlock feature, while the Mi 8 SE is only accompanied by a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Xiaomi has gone with a Samsung-made Super AMOLED display for the Mi 8 and that's a really good move. As one would expect from Xiaomi, these are highly competitive prices.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition also gets hold of a cool-looking transparent glass back so you can peer into its internal workings. While the Mi 8 features IR face unlock, the Explorer Edition supports 3D face unlock.

Android 8.1 Oreo runs out of the box with MIUI 9 skin on top, and the phone will be upgradable to MIUI 10. Along with this the Mi 8 comes with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 offering the DCI-P3 color gamut. Where Mi 8 and the Explorer edition will have the similar specification but differ only in their design the SE edition will possess different specifications from these two. On the front, the selfie centric device will sport a 16MP camera with an LED flash. No launch date has been announced for the Explorer Edition.

The other device is the budget-oriented Mi 8 SE.

Whereas Mi 8 comes with 6GB RAM and three other basic configurations of 64GB internal storage, 128GB internal storage, and 258GB internal storage. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor sits under the hood, and Xiaomi is boasting that the handset earned a staggering 301,472 score on Antutu which, if legit, is the highest ever reached on the benchmark platform.

The Mi 8 starts off at 2,699 yuan (~$421) for the 6GB RAM/64GB variant. The Mi 8 SE is fueled by a slightly larger 3120mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.

The Redmi Y2/S2 is now listed on Amazon India with a "Notify me" option, clicking on which you'll be notified when the phone comes in stock.

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