Xiaomi definitely has something going on with the Mi 8 lineup this year. While we already had already seen the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer edition and the Mi 8 SE, make its way into the market, Xiaomi in an event yesterday also announced the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and the Mi 8 Pro. The Mi 8 Pro is a slightly watered down version of the Mi 8.
What’s interesting is that in the launch event Xiaomi compared the Mi 8 Lite with the likes of iPhone XR and suggesting that their product has slimmer bezels and a smaller notch. Chinese companies and their obsession with Apple is forever there.
Coming to the phone itself, it features the Snapdragon 660 AIE Octa-core processor with Adreno 512 GPU. The chipset is manufactured using 14 nm FitFET process. Likewise, the device has a 6.2 – inches display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ screen resolution, 2560 x 1080 pixels to be precise.
The cameras on this one come with AI-based features. There’s a 24 MP f/2.2 selfie camera with Sony IMX576 sensor. Xiaomi has named it’s AI technology by a different name calling it, AI make-up beauty. Similarly, at the back, there’s a 12 MP sensor plus a 5 MP depth sensor with adjustable blur feature. Additionally, it also has an AI scene recognition feature like that in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or its predecessor. Now, with the Mi 8 Lite, you can identify Beach and Sea bottom too.
Xiaomi provides choices of 3 different storage configurations, 4/64 GB variant, 6/64 GB variant and 6/128 GB variant.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Full Specifications:
- Operating System: Android Oreo 8.1 with MIUI 9.5
- Display: 6.26- inches IPS LCD, 19:9 ratio (~403 PPI density)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- GPU: Adreno 512
- RAM: 4 or 6 GB
- Storage: 64 or 128
- Rear Camera: 12 MP f/1.9+ 5 MP f/2.0 depth sensor
- Front Camera: 24 MP
- SIM (s): Dual SIM (nano-SIM, Dual standby)
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3350 mAh battery with Quick charge 3.0
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band , WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, etc.
- Price: CNY 1,399 or $205 (4/64GB) | RMB 1,699 or $250 (6/64GB) | RMB 1,999 or $295 (6/128GB)