Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Launched With In-display Fingerprint Scanner

Xiaomi has launched a new Pro variant of its Mi 8 smartphone in China. The new model comes with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor. Other specs remain the same as the Xiaomi Mi 8. The company also launched a toned-down version aimed at youth (Mi 8 Lite). Read more to find about Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Price and Availability

Price CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 33,500)

The new Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is priced in China at CNY 3,199 (approx Rs 34,000) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. An 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model comes with a price tag of CNY 3,599 (approx Rs 38,200). It will be available from September 21. However, there is no information about an Indian launch date or price as yet.

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Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB/ 8GB
Internal Storage 128GB/ 256GB
Display 6.21-inch, AMOLED, full-HD+ (1080 x 2248 pixels), 18.7:9 aspect ratio
OS Android Oreo
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (12MP + 12MP) with flash
Front Camera 20MP
Battery 3400mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new variant comes with identical features to the original Mi 8 model. It features a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2248 pixels) resolution, an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 88.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The new handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The 3,400 battery supports Quick Charge 4.0+.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup on the back. It uses two 12-megapixel sensors with 1.4-micron pixels, four-axis OIS, and dual pixel autofocus. Additional features include AI Portrait and AI scene detection. The 20-megapixel front camera comes with a f/2.0 aperture.

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Features

  • MIUI 10
  • In-display Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometer
  • Digital compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Infrared
  • Proximity sensor
  • Dual-SIM
  • Two color options

The dual-SIM smartphone runs Android Oreo operating system with MIUI 10 on top. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is replaced by an in-display fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-frequency GPS and USB Type-C.

The handset measures 154.9 x 74.8 x7.6mm. It comes in a transparent back option (seen on Mi 8 Explorer Edition) and gradient color options. Sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared, and a proximity sensor.

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Conclusion

The Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched in May at CNY 2,699 (approx Rs 28,600) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage variant. While the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant is priced at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 31,600), the 6GB RAM/ 256GB storage costs CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 34,800). The company also announced an Explorer Edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It is priced at CNY 3,699 (approx Rs 39,000).

What do you think of this new option? Will you go for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro? Let us know in the comments section below.

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