Xiaomi Mi 8 official: is he the 2018 killer flagship?

Xiaomi Mi 8

During today's event, after so much waiting and rumors every day, along with the Mi Band 3 and many other products has been officially presented Xiaomi Mi 8. The new top of the range celebrates the eighth anniversary of the Asian brand, founded in 2010 by the minds of Lei Jun and Lin Bin. And it does so with very respectable features, as well as very interesting technological innovations. Here's everything you need to know about technicalpriceavailability.

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Xiaomi Mi 8

From the aesthetic / functional point of view, the Xiaomi Mi 8 has in turn taken the path of the various Asian brands and not, or the use of the notch. But unlike the totality of Android devices this has allowed the implementation of a system of 3D facial scanner, similar to the Face ID present on iPhone X. However, the real Face ID we find on the Explorer Edition variant.

This hardware component, composed by the combination of selfie camera and components infrared, allows both unlocking during the night and greater safety. And there is no missing rear ID sensor for digital unlocking, as leaked in priority.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Face ID

Always frontally we find the display AMOLED (produced by Samsung) from 6.21 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD + (2245 x 1080 pixels) and ratio in 18.7:9. The screen supports Always-On, offers one screen-to-body ratio dell '88.5%, over 600 nits of brightness and 60000: 1 contrast.

The shell in glass and aluminum 7 series its overall dimensions are quite contained, that is 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm. Inside there is a battery from 3400 mAh with quick charge Quick Charge 4.0 +.

Xiaomi Mi 8 AMOLED

Inside it, space to power, thanks to the implementation of the Snapdragon 845 optimized ad hoc with the same Qualcomm. The 10 nm solution includes an octa-core CPU up to 2.8 GHz, in addition to the Adreno 630 GPU.

Memory cuts include 6 GB of RAM LPDDR4-1866 dual channel e 64 / 128 / 256 GB of UFS 2.1 storage not expandable. All this allows to reach a score on Antutu of well- 301.472 points.

The connectivity department, in addition toNFC, includes a noteworthy innovation, since it is the first smartphone to have a navigation Dual-frequency GPS (L1 + L5). As we have explained previously, is a system able to eliminate interference caused by proximity to buildings, reduce signal delay and increase accuracy.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Dual GPS

Xiaomi Mi 8 takes excellent photos, word of DxOMark

Speaking of the multimedia sector, the Xiaomi Mi 8 has been called the best camera phone in the company's history. A testimony to this is the ranking of DxOMark, with 99 points total (and 101 points to the photos). Posteriorly the dual chamber from 12 + 12 mega-pixel it is practically the same as the Mi MIX 2S.

The primary sensor Sony IMX363 it is flanked by a telephoto lens and integrates pixels from 1.4 μm, stabilization OIS 4-axis and Dual Pixel autofocus. Artificial intelligence can act both through scene recognition that in Portrait mode.

The front camera is a single unit from 20 mega-pixels with opening ffinal match. and 1.8 µm pixels. In addition to the previously seen Auto HDR and Portrait options, the software is enriched with one new Beauty mode, even more accurate in the processing of faces. Regarding the video, there will be new editing tools, with the possibility of applying cinematic effects to their shots.

Xiaomi Mi 8 dual camera

Xiaomi Mi 8 and MIUI 10: what changes

The operating system, based on Android 8.1 Oreo, is now enriched by the renewed proprietary interface MIUI 10. The UI is inspired by the aesthetic novelties coming with Android P, in addition to enriching itself with new features. Change in particular the multitasking, with a screen now in the vertical direction but with a different format from the standard, and the start of the app is speeded up.

Furthermore, the software is able to study user behavior and anticipate actions, pre-loading certain aspects. Improvements also for the home automation, with the ability to control their devices of the Mi Ecosystem directly from Mi Space (the screen to the left of the home), without necessarily having to use the dedicated app.

Obviously there is no lack of features related toartificial intelligence, with the voice assistant Xiao AI (for the Asian market) with potential similar to those of Bixby Voice. In fact, the Xiaomi assistant is able to move within sites and menus, according to the commands given. Xiao AI will also help users to use the smartphone in the car without necessarily interacting manually with the device.

The question that everyone is asking: has the 20 band? Yup! Xiaomi Mi 8 is the first top of the range of Xiaomi Series Mi (excluding i Mix) to support the 20 band to 800 Mhz.

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Xiaomi Mi 8: price and availability

Lo Xiaomi Mi 8 will be available in 4 colors, namely Black, Blue, Gold and White. The variants will be 3, with that base from 6 / 64 GB at a price of 2699 yuan, approximately 360 €, rising to 2999 yuan, approximately 400 €, for that from 6 / 128 GB. For the top one from 6 / 256 GB 3299 yuan will be needed, approximately 440 €. The device will arrive officially in Italy

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