Xiaomi Introduces Mi 8 Pro Smartphone With In-Display Fingerprint Reader And Mi 8 Lite
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced and presented the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro smartphones. The former is being positioned as a mid-range device, while the Mi 8 Pro is positioned as the company’s new flagship model. Notably, the flagship device will be equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader, which is still quite a unique feature for now.
The Xioami Mi 8 Lite features a 6.26-inch IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top. The resolution is Full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) and there’s a small notch at the top of the screen. The heart of the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 soc, accompanied by either 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage or a 6 GB / 128 GB combination. Reportedly, variants with 64 or 256 GB will be made available as well.
There’s a 12-megapixel primary snapper at the back, as well as a secondary camera with a 5-megapixel resolution that is being used as a depth sensor. The front camera takes selfies at 24 megapixels. A fingerprint scanner can be found at the back.
The higher-end Mi 8 Pro features the current flagship Android soc by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845. The Mi 8 Pro will come with either 6 GB or 8 GB of internal memory and will have 128 GB storage capacity on both models. There are two 12-megapixel cameras at the back, and there’s a front camera that takes shots at 20 megapixels as well.
Just like the Mi 8 Lite, the display uses a Full HD+ resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Notably, the notch at the top is much larger than the one found on the Mi 8 Lite and closely resembles that of the iPhone X family. Underneath the Super AMOLED display, you’ll find an in-display fingerprint scanner. At the moment, it’s still unclear whether Xiaomi is using capacitive or ultrasonic fingerprint reading technology.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite will be made available for around 240 USD in China, while the Mi 8 Pro will retail for around 565 dollars. Both devices will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with Xiaomi’s own MIUI layer on top.