Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Lite debut

Joanna Estrada
September 19, 2018

You might be wondering by now isn't Xiaomi selling already one variant of Mi 8 with an in-display fingerprint scanner?

The Mi 8 Lite comes in Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold and Midnight Black colours and is available for order from today.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display with 1080x2280 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It is essentially the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, just without the translucent skin, and a 6GB RAM option.

At its Annual Product Launch event back in May, Xiaomi launched its flagship offering, the Mi 8 smartphone.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, but, the Mi 8 Pro comes with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner, which is why it's also called Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition. In the camera department, the phone sports a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup coupled with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and AI capabilities. Shipping of the Mi 8 Pro is said to start on 21 September, but there's no world on local availability yet. The Mi 8 Pro comes in 6GB and 8GB variants, as well as two more colour options - Blue and Gold. For photography, the Mi 8 Screen Pro features a pair of 12-megapixel sensors on the rear with the secondary sensor being a telephoto lens.

Front camera: On the front, the Mi 8 Lite comes with a 24-megapixel camera that is also capable of shooting AI-based portrait selfies.

The device is backed by a 3,350mAh non-removable battery and supports fast charging. The device will come packed with 3250 mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.6. This is yet another difference between the Mi 8 Explorer Edition and the Mi 8 Pro. The gradient finish of the Mi 8 Lite would remind you of many Huawei and Honor phones like the P20 Pro and the Honor 10. There's also a variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage that will be available for RMB 1,699 (roughly Rs 18,024). Coming to the pricing, the Mi 8 Youth with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage is priced at 1399 Yuan.

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