Let no one ever say that Xiaomi is unwilling to draw inspiration from other brands because on the outside at least, the Mi 8 looks a heck of a lot like Apple's iPhone X thanks to the metal and glass design, similar camera layout and even the full-size notch.
No availability has been announced for the Explorer Edition but it will cost 3,699 yuan (~S$772). We expect the new Redmi Y2 to be Amazon India exclusive alongside Mi.com which is the company's online store in the country while it should be also available via the company's offline retail partners as well.
In addition to this Xiaomi Mi 8 SE have the AI-powered rear dual camera that offers a number of alluring features.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, however, features an in-display fingerprint scanner, and it can be used for tasks such as unlocking the phone or authorizing payments. The standard Mi 8 will be priced at 2699 Chinese yuan, which works out at around £316.
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The company has recently expanded into Europe, so we may later see the Mi 8 on sale elsewhere.
In the Mi 8-series smartphones, connectivity options include Bluetooth, 4G LTE with VoLTE, dual Global Positioning System and Wi-Fi 802.11ac and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
The selfie snapper is 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and also jumps the AI hype train with AI portrait selfies and AI Beautify. This phone comes with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with storage variants of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB which are not extendable. Along with this, the Explorer edition has been launched with the 8GB RAM and 265GB internal storage for the consumers. On the other hand, the Mi 8 SE runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 chipset.
It is priced at 1,799 yuan (£210). In the meantime, Amazon India has confirmed that Xiaomi's upcoming smartphone will be available exclusively on its platform. It has a 110mAh battery that promises a 50 percent increase over the Mi Band 2, while a slightly more expensive variant packs an NFC chip that allows for mobile payments.