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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Review – A Whopping 8GB of RAM and Under-Screen Fingerprint Scanner

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer - Pricing, Release Date & Much More - Australia

Last updated on October 20th, 2019

A couple of months back, A Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi announced its latest and greatest flagship smartphone named Xiaomi Mi 8 alongside its siblings called Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer in Australia. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is a bit better choice as compared to simple Xiaomi Mi 8 if you wish to experience Under-Screen fingerprint scanner.

xiaomi mi 8 Explorer Review

A bunch of features of Mi 8 Explorer are comparatively the same but sports a more RAM and ROM. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer launches a gorgeous 6.21-inches Super AMOLED display – based on 18.7:9 aspect ratio – offering you a bigger rear estate to perform anything. The brain behind Mi 8 Explorer is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with 8GB of insane RAM. Talking about vision, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is equipped with AI dual camera configuration – 12MP + 12MP. The front side, however, is covered by a solid 20MP. The rest specs include an average 3000mAh battery, Bluetooth, Fast Charging NFC and USB.

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That’s it? No! In our quick Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer review, we’ve tried to cover every major factor i.e. its release date, price, and specifications. Let’s dig down inside.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Release Date & Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer was announced on May 31, 2018, worldwide along with Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Xiaomi Mi 8. In India and China, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer stated landing on shores with immediate effects, whereas Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer release date in Australia was July 1, 2018.

A couple of months back, Donovan Sung (Xiaomi’s Global Spokesperson) posted on a Facebook,

“Mi Fans, amazing news! To celebrate our 8th year anniversary, we’ll be launching Mi 8 at our annual flagship product launch in Shenzhen on May 31. Stay tuned for more details!”

One of the most important pieces of the puzzle is absolutely the pricing of a smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer price in Australia was unknown, but now we know. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has been priced at AU$798 which after conversion comes to around CNY 3,960.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Specifications

Here is a quick rundown of Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer specifications you should have a look at.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS 
MEMORY128GB, 8 GB of RAM
CAMERASDual 12 MP + 12 MP , 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus

Secondary: 20 MP, 1080p
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
SENSORSFace ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
OPERATING SYETEMOcta-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
CPUOcta-core
CHIP & GPUQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630
DISPLAY6.21 inches , 1080 x 2248 pixels, 402 ppi density
RELEASE DATEMay 2018 ( Released )
DIMENSIONS154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
WEIGHT177 g
ALERT TYPES3.5mm Audio Jack
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COLOURBlack With (transparent back)
PRICEAUD$798

Final Words

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is a premium smartphone not just in terms of its up-to-the-mark specifications. The processing front device includes a hefty 8GB of RAM and other processing specs play a vital role in delivering a seamless and flawless performance. Some of the other features are simply amazing i.e. its camera and onboard memory. In short, users won’t feel the need for the expandable storage capacity.

What do you think about it? Is that one you should get your hand on? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.

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Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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