Xiaomi Mi 8 price, release date, features

Xiaomi, although a fairly young company, has made a name for itself in the smartphone market ever since its debut a few years back. Since then, it has come a long way, and is often touted to be one of the best smartphone makers in the market now, giving serious completion to the big names like Apple and Samsung, and, more recently, Google. It is quite obvious, then, that when the news of one of their new phones starts spreading on the grapevine, it lights up with excitement. And the trend continues with news of the new flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 8, just hitting the market.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 price and release date

Now to be fair, not much is known about the new flagship product from Xiaomi. All we know is that the Mi 8 is slated to be released sometime in early to mid 2019, probably sometime around March. The price tag has not been officially released either, but will probably be something around $400-$450 worth. It is the successor of the wildly successful Mi 6, and, if the rumors are to be believed, it is a slight improvement on its predecessor. If that is the case, we can certainly expect great things from the Xiaomi Mi 8; the Mi 6, after all, is a great phone by itself and took the market by storm. Xiaomi will certainly want to continue cashing in on that level of success.

Xiaomi Mi 8 screen

Most of the information that we have of the Xiaomi Mi 8 right now is quite tentative, but we have made a few educated guesses that are probably right. To begin with, it is rumored that the Xiaomi Mi 8 will come with a 5.7 inch touchscreen display, with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. This actually seems like quite an easy and obvious choice; the Mi 6’s screen earned rave reviews from users, and there is no reason why Xiaomi will want to scrap a good screen so soon after using it for only one model. We are also hoping that the phone will come equipped with a face ID in the front instead of on the fingerprint scanner like many of its competitors; a face scanning sensor at the front is infinitely more convenient than the error-prone rear facing fingerprint sensor.

xiaomi mi 8 concept

Xiaomi Mi 8 Performance

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will come equipped with an octa-core processor with a Snapdragon 845 chipset. While that, coupled with the 8 GB RAM the phone is supposed to have, does certainly guarantee a very smooth user experience and immense performance speed, there is one point where the phone will lag behind the others. If rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi is equipping this phone with Android Oreo, the latest Android OS version.

All said and done, there is no doubt that the Xiaomi Mi 8 will definitely take the market by storm once it arrives. If all goes well, it will well be the true successor of the Mi 7.


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