Xiaomi Mi 8 gets in-display fingerprint scanner variant, dual-gradient back treatment1 min read . Updated: 19 Sep 2018, 04:55 PM IST
The Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition is starts at 3,199 yuan (about ₹34,000) while the Mi 8 Youth Edition starts at 1,399 yuan (about ₹15,000)
Xiaomi’s a little late to join the likes of other Chinese manufacturers, namely Vivo and Oppo, in adopting in-display fingerprint scanner in its smartphones. Xiaomi today revealed the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, proving its better late than never. Alongside the Screen Fingerprint Edition, another variant of the Mi 8 was launched called the Mi 8 Youth Edition—a stripped down version of the Mi 8 with a Snapdragon 660 SoC and flashy two-colour gradient back.
Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition: Price and features
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition is basically a variant of the Mi 8 Explorer launched earlier this year—swapping the fingerprint scanner at the back with the one under its AMOLED screen. The smartphone is priced at 3,199 yuan (about ₹ 34,000) for the 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage variant while the 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage variant will sell for 3,599 yuan (about ₹ 38,000).
The phone features the same specifications as those found on the Mi 8 Explorer edition including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and a 3,000 mAh battery. To click photos it has a 12MP dual rear camera with 2X optical zoom. At the front it features a 20MP selfie camera. It is also available in the same transparent back which reveals the smartphone’s internals as the one on the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a YouTube Signature Device, to read more about it click here.
Mi 8 Youth edition: Price and features
The Mi 8 Youth Edition is priced at 1,399 yuan (about ₹ 15,000) for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, while the 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage and the top-of-the-line 6GB RAM/128GB variants get a price tag of 1,699 yuan (about ₹ 18,000) and 1,999 yuan (about ₹ 21,000) respectively.
The Mi 8 Youth Edition is shod by a 6.26-inch LCD display at the front and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC. In the camera department, the phone sports a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup coupled with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and AI capabilities. To click selfies, the handset comes with a 24MP Sony sensor at the front. All three cameras have AI capabilities. The phone is powered by a 3,350mAh battery and comes in two colour variants— Blue-Purple and Orange-Yellow.