Xiaomi, released its new flagship device, Xiaomi Mi 8 in commemoration of its 8th anniversary. This smartphone has three variants – Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Of the three, the Explorer edition comes with the most attractive features and while the Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE has been in the market for a couple of weeks, The Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition has been releasing on the 6 pm on July 30.
Compared with the normal version, the main feature of the Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition is the addition of the screen fingerprint and 3D structured light technology, which enhances the black technology attributes of the product. In addition, the phone uses a transparent back shell and rearranges and designs the internal components, showing a rough industrial aesthetic, which is a major reason why it is favored by some enthusiasts.
Now there is a staff member of Chengdu Shuangliu Haibin City Xiaomi Home broke the news in the circle of friends, the Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition will open the appointment sales at 6 pm on July 30.
First, the Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition is the first Android phone that supports Face ID, which is a face 3D recognition system that supports structured light technology. Based on the Xiaomi 8 infrared face recognition scheme, a dot matrix projector is added to obtain the 3D depth information of the face. In addition to structured light facial recognition, the Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition also uses screen fingerprint recognition technology. For optical screen fingerprint technology, the OLED screen is the hardware foundation. The self-illuminating property of the OLED can precisely control each illuminating pixel point, and the finger image collecting light needs to pass through the screen pixel gap to reach the bottom CMOS sensor.
According to Xiaomi’s official introduction, compared to Apple’s Face ID, the Xiaomi 8 Discovery Edition uses different structured light solutions. The difference is mainly dot matrix projectors. Apple uses speckle mode. The Xiaomi 8 explorer uses encoding. In this way, the amount of 3D information calculation can be reduced, and the power consumption of the structured light algorithm can be reduced.
Configuration aspect Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition equipped with Snapdragon 845 processor, running over 300,000, AI zoom dual camera + front 20 million, DxO running score 105 points, built-in 3000mAh battery, support multi-function NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, or the world’s first A mobile phone that supports dual-frequency GPS ultra-precise positioning. The screen fingerprinting technology of the Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition also introduces a pressure-sensitive design to further optimize the experience. From the experience point of view, fingerprint entry is relatively slow, but after the successful entry, the success rate and efficiency of fingerprint recognition are still considerable.
Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition is priced at 3,699 yuan ($540), with 8GB + 128GB storage combination.