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Xiaomi Mi 8 Review: Sports On-Screen Fingerprint Scanner and Hefty 8GB of RAM

Xiaomi Mi 8 Review, Release & Launching Date, Prices & Specifications - Australia

Last updated on October 20th, 2019

Now, Xiaomi is preparing its next flagship device in its “Mi” smartphone lineup. Actually, Xiaomi is celebrating its eighth anniversary, so jumping from last year’s Mi 6 to Mi 8 (previously rumoured to be called Xiaomi Mi 7). The Xiaomi Mi 8 in Australia will also be released at the same time when releases in China and Asian countries. It looks like Xiaomi Mi 8 is the company’s first device loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and colossal 8GB of RAM.

Most importantly, Xiaomi Mi 8 will boast an on-screen fingerprint scanner just like upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9. At this time, we don’t know much for certain yet, but here is Xiaomi Mi 8 review including our educated guesses and everything we know so far. So, let’s get started.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Release Date

Xiaomi Mi 8 release date has been announced – May 31, 2018. The Xiaomi Mi 8 release date in Australia is also the same, however.

Xiaomi’s global spokesperson Donovan Sung posted on a Facebook,

[ctt template=”8″ link=”S6j2R” via=”no” ]“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!”[/ctt]

Xiaomi Mi 8 Price

 The most important piece of the puzzle is definitely the pricing of the smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Price in Australia is unknown, but it’s our educated guess that it will set you back around AU$580 (converted) for its 6GB/64GB variant.

The other variant – 8GB/128GB is expected to cost around AU$663 (converted). As soon as we hear more, we will update an entire story.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specs

Here’s a list of all Xiaomi Mi 8 specifications and features. Have a look!

  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Display Type: IPS LCD Touchscreen 16M Colors
  • Screen Size: 5.65-inches/6.01-inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 Pixels (~402 PPI density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 16MP
  • Rear Camera Features: 2x Optical Zoom, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash
  • Videos: [email protected]
  • Front Camera: 8MP 1080p
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Network Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE
  • Build: Front/Back Glass Stainless Steel Frame
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
  • Battery: 4480mAh Non-Removable
  • Loudspeaker: Yes – With Stereo Speakers
  • Headphone jack: Yes 3.5mm
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, WI-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Colors: Ceramic Black, Black, Blue and White

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Design and Display

Slim bezels with a full screen – This is really what Xiaomi Mi 8 will honor. The device is expected to be loaded with a glass body on the metal base which looks premium. Don’t expect anything else as the phone will house wireless charging.

According to a recent image posted on Weibo, Xiaomi Mi 8 will be equipped with thin bezels, rounded corners and a dual camera setup making it a stylish smartphone around.

Xiaomi Mi 8 appears to feature gorgeous 5.65/6.1-inches IPS LCD 2160 x 1080 display. Its crisp, vibrant and paired with stunning viewing angles ensures a dazzling visual experience you never have before.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Performance and Camera

The device will be powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 845 along with 6/8GB of RAM just to deliver a smooth performance without any lag even when having extensive memory apps and graphics enriched games. It has the capability to handle your multitasking requirements with ease as well.

As far as the camera is concerned, there’s a dual 16MP sensor located on the back which is paired with a dual-LED flash handling low-light shots. Moreover, you’ll find OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). On the other hand, video calling and selfies are assisted by an 8MP FaceTime camera.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Storage and Battery

In order to install apps and store data, the Mi 8 comes with an onboard storage space of either 64GB or 128GB. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to expand onboard storage as it lacks microSD feature.

The device will be backed by a 4480mAh non-removable long-lasting battery which is good enough to last all day long with normal use. Furthermore, the battery comes with fast charging support helps you charge up your device up to 50% just in 30 minutes.

Final Words

Xiaomi Mi 8 is right around the corner, so expecting its onboard features and Australia launch isn’t too prompt. However, if you want Mi 8 to be your next smartphone, we bet you won’t be disappointed, but how about if you could wait for a little more? We need to spend some time with Xiaomi Mi 8 to make a final decision. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts regarding Mi 8 in the comments section below.

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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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