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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro with in-display fingerprint scanner and Mi 8 Youth Edition Launched: Price, Specs

Xiaomi has expanded its Mi 8 series in China by launching two new models namely Mi 8 Youth Edition and Mi 8 Pro. The two phones were launched at an event in China today. The Mi 8 Youth Edition is a lite version of the flagship Mi 8 with downgraded hardware and rear camera, and also with half the price.

The Mi 8 Pro, on the other hand, is Screen Fingerprint Edition which is similar to the Mi 8 in terms of specs. It has a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor unlike the rear-mounted on Mi 8. Both the phones go on pre-orders today with the sale starting from next week.

Mi 8 Pro Specifications

If we talk about full specs, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro sports a 6.21-inch Full HD+ (2248 × 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio which means a notch on top. Under the hood, it gets a Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The Mi 8 Pro comes in Gradient color versions with glass back and Transparent Titanium back just like the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. It is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top. It features IR Face unlock as well as a pressure-sensitive fingerprint sensor.

In terms of camera, it sports a dual rear camera setup having a 12MP primary Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash and a 12MP secondary Samsung S5K3M3 sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It also supports 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, and 4K video recording. There is a 20MP front camera with AI portraits.

The Dual SIM phone has Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, and USB Type-C connectivity options. It packs a 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ fast charging support.

Mi 8 Youth Edition Specifications

The Mi 8 Youth Edition sports a 6.26-inch FHD+ (2280×1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top.

In terms of optics, it also sports a dual camera setup with a 12MP primary Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.9 aperture, and a 5MP secondary Samsung S5K5E8 sensor. Up front, there is a 24MP front camera with Sony IMX576 sensor.

Connectivity options on the phone include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C port. The device packs a 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. It comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Price, availability

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition is priced at CNY 1,399 (Rs. 14,800 approx.) for the 4GB/64GB variant. While the 6GB/64GB model costs CNY 1,699 (Rs. 18,000 roughly) and the top-end 6GB/128GB variant comes at CNY 1,999 (Rs. 21,200 approx.). The phone comes in three gradient Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold, and Midnight Black color options and is available for pre-orders starting today. It will go on sale from September 25.

The Mi 8 Pro pricing starts at CNY 3,199 (Rs. 34,000 approx.) for the 6GB/128GB variant. While the 8GB/128GB model is priced at CNY 3,599 (Rs. 38,200 roughly). This phone also comes in three gradient Sunset Gold, Black, and Transparent Titanium color versions. Its pre-orders are starting today and it will go on sale from September 21.

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Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.