Xiaomi Mi 8 family expands with latest Mi 8 Pro
Mi 8 lineup expands with Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
As we know, the Xiaomi Mi 8 family has been expanded to included latest models: Mi 8 Pro as well as Mi 8 Lite (Mi 8X). The company has been trying to steer itself away from its reputation of being the Apple of Chinese market and the recent launch of Mi 8 Pro is their endeavor towards being a major smartphone manufacturer on the international stage.
Like the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro has a notched screen and the 3D Face ID technology. The notch houses the selfie camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, infrared lens and lighting.
Color wise, Mi 8 Pro comes in Black and Twilight Gold. There is a transparent black version for Mi 8 Pro too which is basically a rebranded Mi 8 Explorer Edition; used to be a China exclusive a few months back but has now become available globally to all. The transparent back allows one to have a good look at the hardware of the device even the Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is kind of cool.
Mi 8 Pro spots a 6.21-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 1080 x 2248 px i.e. 402px per inch density. This screen is HDR10 complaint and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Other than the in-display fingerprint scanner, on-screen features are still the same.
The Mi 8 dual rear cameras that that scored 99 points on DXOMark are on the Mi 8 Pro too. These dual rear shooters are both of 12 MP resolution and have f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures respectively. The first 12MP on top has 1/2.55” sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, 4-axis OIS and dual-pixel PDAF whereas the 12MP shooter below the dual-LED flash has 1/3.4” sensor size and 1.0µm pixel size. Both cameras are AI powered and can perform 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama.
Recording of videos can be at 2160p@60fps and 1080p@30/240fps.
The front-facing selfie camera is of 20MP, has f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm pixel size and can take beautiful portrait selfies with its AI beautify technology.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro has a 3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. Charging an empty battery to full capacity should not take more than 1.5 hours.
More details on the specifications can be found on the Mi 8 Pro product pages. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is now available on Etoren for pre-order so do reserve yours now.