No. We are not few months late on this. And yes, this is the Mi 8, but a new edition called Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner edition. What makes this new device from Xiaomi stands out is not just because it is one of the few handsets out there to sport an under display fingerprint scanner, but it is also the fact that it is the world’s first handset that has a pressure sensitive under display fingerprint scanner. In addition, it is the first smartphone to touts dual frequency GPS that claimed to have an accuracy of 30 centimeters (a little under a foot), as oppose to 5 meters (16 feet) with currency smartphone GPS technology. That right there is indeed a ‘wow’.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner Edition

The design also gets a boost – thanks to the lack of a physical fingerprint scanner, edging towards the ultra clean look first seen on iPhone X. Speaking of iPhone X, Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner edition also gets IR face recognition for facial unlocking. And oh, there is also special color called “Twilight Gold.” Like many of today’s flagship, Mi 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AIE with Adreno 630 GPU taking on the graphics duty and it is offered with up to 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and up 128 GB UFS storage.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner Edition

Fronting the device is a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (2,248 x 1,080 pixels, 402ppi, supplied by Samsung) with HDR support. The camera, which is AI-assisted, comprises of a dual camera setup (12+12 MP wide + tele lens) for the main snapper and a 20 MP variety. Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner edition is available in China now with a starting price of 3,199 yuan (around US$467). Keep going for a table of the specs summary.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner Edition

Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Fingerprint Scanner Edition

Android OS X.X (to be verified)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, octacore Kryo 385 CPU up to 2.8 GHz with AIE 845
Adreno 630 GPU, up to 710MHz
6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED display
FHD+ 2248 x 1080 resolution (402 ppi)
430-nits (typical) brightness
60,000:1 ultra high contrast
DCI-P3 color gamut
Support AOD off screen display
Support for step-less color temperature adjustment | Standard mode
Support sunlight display | Eye protection mode
Supports HDR display
6 GB LPDDR4X dual-channel memory
128 GB UFS storage

8 GB LPDDR4X dual-channel memory
128 GB UFS storage
4G dual SIM
Support Mobile/China Unicom/Telecom 4G+/4G/3G/2G
Support dual card VoLTE HD voice

Dual SIM usage
When using both SIM card slots, either card can be set as the primary card, which supports 4G+/4G/3G/2G calling and data

Note 1: Whether to support 4G depends on the local carrier network; two telecom cards cannot be used simultaneously
Note 2: Limited to carrier network and service deployment, currently only supports China Mobile
VoLTE service, which can support other operators' VoLTE requirements through software upgrades

Network Bands
GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 (120MHz)
FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20

LTE B41 4 antenna technology to support 4×4 MIMO
AI super sensitive dual camera with 100 DxOMark

AI dual rear cameras
12 MP wide-angle lens, 4-axis optical image stabilization, f1.8
12 MP telephoto lens, portrait lens, f2.4

Portrait mode, bokeh effect
Dual Phase Detection AF
Monochrome temperature flash
Low light enhancement technology
HDR support
Panorama mode
Continuous shooting mode
Face recognition
AI beauty
AI dynamic spot
AI studio lighting effect
AI smart effects
AI super resolution camera
AI intelligent knowledge
AI business card recognition
AI intelligent translation
AI smart exchange rate conversion

AI scene detection
Detects 25 categories of objects and up to 206 different scenes

Front camera
20 MP front camera
3D beauty
AI portrait mode
10 types of AI scene modes
Countdown self-timer
Facial recognition
Mirror function
Front HDR

4K video, 30 fps
1080p, 30 fps
720p, 30 fps
Slow motion video, 720p, 240 fps; 1080p, 240 fps
High frame rate video, 1080p 120 fps
3,000 mAh (typ) no-removable battery
Supports QC 4.0+ fast charging
802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual band 2.4/5G WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi 2x2 MIMO, MU-MIMO, WiFi Display, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, USB Audio, NO headphone jack
Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Vibration motor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, Barometer
World's first dual-frequency GPS

Simultaneous reception of L1 / L5 dual-frequency GPS signals
GPS: L1+L5
Galileo: E1+E5a
Beidou: B1
Support H.265/HEVC (Main profile), H.264 (Baseline/Main/High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile/ASP) and other video formats.
Supports high dynamic range display when playing HDR10 video content
Supports audio formats such as PCM, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, FLAC, APE, WAV and other audio formats.
Supports AAC/aptX/aptX-HD audio
154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm, 177g
(6.10 x 2.95 x 0.30 inches), 6.4 oz.
Meteorite Black, Twilight Gold, Transparent
World's first pressure sensitive under display fingerprint scanner, Infrared (IR) face recognition, AliPay Public Bus payment, Mi Pay, Mi Door Card Function, Xiaomi's Voice Assistant 'Student Xiao Ai'
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Images courtesy of Xiaomi.

Published by Mike

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