Today May 31 was the day chosen by Xiaomi to present its new star for 2018, and for 8 its name ends. Chinese culture associates this number with good luck (just as number 4 is representative of bad luck). That is why today the Xiaomi Mi 8 , the year of launch and the eighth anniversary of the Chinese manufacturer. Betting everything on good luck.
Between the Features of the Xiaomi Mi 8 we found everything that had leaked in the rumors as the presence of Snapdragon 845 inside it flanked by different options of RAM and storage that will vary its price . We also have a new design that mimics that seen in other high-end Android smartphones such as the 18: 9 display format or the beloved as well as hated notch housed in the upper part of the front of the mobile.
The highlight is the arrival of the 18.7: 9 display format to the mobile phone, after the company itself was the first to launch the trend of screens without a bezel with the already distant Xiaomi Mi Mix . Of course, the Xiaomi Mi 8 It features the famous notch that houses the device’s sensors, the front camera and the call headset. This notch is somewhat wider than that of other terminals for reasons that we will discover later.
As can be seen in the images, we finally have no fingerprint sensor under the device’s screen. Instead we have a biometric sensor housed in the back, but it’s not the only way we can unlock the device. And it is that the terminal lodges in its notch superior sensors of scan of faces that allow to unblock the telephone by means of the facial detection.
The terminal arrives made of aluminum, following the path present in his previous phone, and shows curved edges that favor the grip of the device. The screen reaches a size of 6.2 inches and a FullHD + resolution, that is, 2248 x 1080 pixels. this generates an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9 and a body to screen ratio of 86.68%.
Other design elements to highlight are the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack, something that is new to the Chinese manufacturer’s catalog. For the rest, we have the classic volume and power buttons housed in the right profile while the lower profile hides the speaker and USB Type C to charge the smartphone as well as to transfer all types of data with the computer.
Perhaps the section where less surprises are found is the hardware of the device. Of what little we could confirm before the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is that the mobile would be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, a CPU manufactured in 10 nm that combines 4 Cortex A75 cores running at 2.8 GHz for maximum power and 4 Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 1.8GHz. As we said at the beginning of these lines, this processor is flanked by different options of RAM and storage. Specifically we speak of an amount of 6 GB of RAM, while the internal memory is 64, 128 or 256 GB. All this helps you obtain 301,472 points in AnTuTu benchmark.
The battery of the device reaches 3,300 mAh and we speak of a component that boasts of Quick Charge 4+, the new technology of fast charge that provides the processor Snapdragon 845 and that promise up to 50% of battery with a load of 30 minutes.
No less important is the “Double GPS” that Broadcom announced a few months ago . This dual GPS will be used to obtain more precision in the Xiaomi Mi 8 , which allows a precision of 30 cm instead of the current 5 m. This is the main improvement with respect to the rest of GPS of the other mobiles, especially when we are trying to locate places with a high density of elements that can be located and labeled.
Again we find a double camera on the back of a Xiaomi flagship. between the Features of the Xiaomi Mi 8 we discovered a dual rear camera configured with 12 MP sensors with a pixel size of 1.4 μm, together with a secondary camera of 12 MP for telephoto and 4X optical zoom. The first of the lenses has an aperture of / 1.8 and the sensor of 12 Mpx has aperture f / 2.4. In addition, the multimedia component is supported by the IA of MIUI 10.
Logically, the strong point of this set will be the portrait mode, but it would not be the only aspect where the Xiaomi Mi 8 camera . In fact the camera aims high, because during the presentation of the phone has been indicated that it is superior to the iPhone X. And we do not say it, nor the Chinese company itself, but the reputed site of DxOMark, who gives the phone a score of 105 in photo and 99 in video. Even so it is far from the first positions, occupied by Huawei and Samsung.
In addition, its facial scanning hardware will also be used for users to enjoy the new Emoji 3D or Animoji that we have previously seen on the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9.
As far as the front camera is concerned, we have a 16 MP sensor with aperture f / 2.0.
MIUI 10 is another of the novelties that has been presented during the event that Xiaomi is developing at the moment in China. MIUI 10 comes loaded with new features, showing a very clean design with a predominance of white and blue colors and a redesigned multitasking among other things. Xiaomi has adapted its personalization interface to the notch of Xiaomi Mi 8 , leaving the door more than open to the launch of many more terminals that adopt the design of its new range top.
Between the news of MIUI 10 we found an almost total redesign in order to maximize the possibilities of the full screen as well as a new interface of the lock screen and some native apps. But without a doubt the most interesting is the arrival of IA to Xiaomi in the form of virtual assistant, speed of application execution and enhancement of the photographs taken with the mobile phone.