Xiaomi Mi8 out, showing DXoMark is better than an iPhone

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The Mi 8 will run Xiaomi's custom MIUI 10 skin on top of Android (Xiaomi didn't say which version, but it's likely Oreo), and the new updated skin will feature gesture controls and a driving mode that uses Xiaomi's own Xiao Ai voice assistant.

There's also the Mi 8 Explorer Edition which features an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D face recognition, a transparent back panel, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for a bit more cash but more on that in a bit.

We're still parsing all the Mi 8 information, but here's what we know so far about the new Xiaomi Mi 8 specifications. The edge-to-edge screen still has room for improvement as there are some noticeable bezels, but overall, the Mi 8 certainly reminds you of the iPhone X, especially from the front.

The company is expected to come with a 5.99-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood sits a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and a 3400mAh battery. We have seen only a few smartphones till now that feature this technology and it is good to see smartphone companies going for fingerprint scanners under the displays. It doesn't just adopt the Apple flagship's controversial notch, but also the same rear-facing camera setup and many of its other design elements.

12MP with Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 micron pixels, 4 axis OIS, dual pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, AI portraits, AI scene detection and secondary 12MP rear camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0 micron pixels and 2X zoom.

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In a rock concert-style launch, Xiaomi took the lid off Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the mid-range Mi 8 SE.

The Mi Band 3 goes on sale June 5, priced at 169 yuan (around $26) without NFC, and 199 yuan (around $31) with NFC.

The Mi 8 SE is powered by a 3120 mAh battery which supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0. The device will have to sync with the Xiaomi Mi Fit app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE will hit China from June 5 and 8 respectively, while the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is set to launch later, though no dates were provided.

In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will be powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.

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