Xiaomi announced with Mi 8 Lite a new top-of-the-line variant of the Xiaomi Mi 8 line-up. The device is called Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition and combines some features of Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Introduces the fingerprint sensor located below the display, a feature previously seen (in the Xiaomi house ) on the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, the premium top range variant of the Mi 8 series.
Representatives of the company claim that the built-in fingerprint scanner was improved, compared to what was used in the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. In particular, unlocking is 29% faster, and the number of successful recognition has grown by 8.8%.
The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 845 processor, with Adreno 630 GPU, assisted by 6/8 GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory expandable via microSD (the feature not present on the other two top smartphones of the Mi 8 series ). The photographic compartment remains the same as that of the Mi 8, with a dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera, with the telephoto mode for the second camera. The front camera is a 20MP f / 2.4 unit instead.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint is still equipped with IR facial unlocking, now perfected thanks to a collaboration with Unreal Engine, which allowed a better image processing. The device also has the same AMOLED display as Xiaomi Mi 8, which integrates the fingerprint scanner below the touchscreen panel. The device then introduces the Dual Frequency GPS, which allows greater accuracy and faster signal engagement.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition will be available in China from September 21st, with starting price of 3199 yuan (about $467) for the 6/128 GB and 3599 yuan (about $525) variant. The device will be available in the colors Transparent (as Mi 8 Explorer Edition) and Twilight Gold, already seen on Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.
At last, the Xiaomi announced that its Smartphones are already available in 74 countries and this brand entered the top 5 in 25 markets. So that’s not accidental Xiaomi’s shipments have reached 32 million units in the 2nd quarter.
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