Last week the Chinese electronics company, Xioami introduced its upcoming flagship smartphones in the Mi 8 series, Xioami Mi 8 SE. Mi 8 SE got unveiled in a China event along with the introduction of the Mi 8 Explorer and Mi 8 edition. However, Xioami till yet did not disclose it officially that the new series of Mi 8, which is SE is coming to India or not. But as per as few rumours are concerned, Xioami Mi 8 SE will get uncovered in India in the coming month along with the recommended launch of Xioami Mi Band 3 as well.
Xioami Mi 8 SE is featured with 5.88-inch (14.94 cm) display along with 1080 x 2244 pixels screen resolution and 2.5D glass on its front for extra protection. Mi 8 SE supports v8.1 Android (Oreo) operating system and is equipped with Octa-core (Dual core, 2.2 GHz, Hexacore, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Kryo 360) processor. This upcoming smartphone is offered with both 4GB of RAM and 6GB of RAM as well as an internal storage facility of 64GB. Mi 8 SE is also featured with Adreno 616 GPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset.
Xioami Mi 8 SE is implemented with non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery, 5.0 Bluetooth, and GPS support. This smart device further facilitates Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot, infrared port, dual-band and C-type 1.0 reversible USB connector. Xioami Mi 8 SE is also uniquely designed with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor along with gyroscope, compass, accelerometer sensor and proximity sensor as well. Supported alert types in this smartphone are MP3, Vibration and WAV ringtones. Mi 8 SE has the potential to deliver excellent graphical performances, which allow users to play games smoothly and in a flexible way.
As per as the matter of camera is concerned, Mi 8 SE is powered by dual-camera, 12 MP in the rear and 5 MP in its back, LED flash, phase detection autofocus and face detecting sensor as well. Other feature consists of, 20 MP secondary supports, touch-focus, HDR, face detection, Geo-tagging, 2160p@60fps video support, and panorama as well. Therefore, design is one of the major concerns when it comes to upcoming smartphones, Mi 8 SE weights 164 grams and is 7.5mm slim. Hence, it renders this smartphone with an outstanding stylish look.
Xioami Mi 8 SE will offer dual-SIM, both SIM 1 and SIM 2 with nano-SIM support and 4G-VoLTE. Mi 8 SE is a touchscreen phone with Multi-touch and Capacitive touch as well. This smart device measures 73mm wide, 7.5mm thick and 147.2mm height. Hence, look wise all the three newly launched Mi series looks similar from the back. Available color options for Xioami Mi 8 SE are red, gold, dark grey and blue. Xioami Mi 8 SE with 4GB of RAM is expected to be priced at Rs. 19,000 and Mi 8 SE with 6GB RAM support will be offered at approx Rs. 21,000 as well. With the launch of Xioami Mi 8 SE is India, this smart device is surely going to grab the attention of Xioami lovers and smartphone lovers as well.
-By Chandrani Sarkar (Sr. Content Developer and Research Analyst @Travarsa)