Xiaomi Mi8 Almost Confirmed to Launch in Eight Countries including India

The Xiaomi Mi 8's dual-GPS could deliver centimetre-level accuracy

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 to launch alongside Mi 8 on May 31, company confirms

Xiaomi's Mi 8 is going to be the next flagship which will come after the Mi Mix 2S line up.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 will be equipped with a touch-enabled OLED display with support for gestures.

An alleged official poster from China shows the upper half of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and confirms some of its biggest attractions, including the notch at the top of the display. The Mi 8 retail box had revealed that the device will have 3D face recognition and 3D AR emojis like iPhone X's Animoji.

Not only will the Mi8 house the Snapdragon 845 SoC but it will also sport 6 to 8GB of RAM with 64/128GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Android smartphone brings such a significant upgrade over the Mi 6 that Xiaomi chose to skip a generation or maybe its because their 8th anniversary is coming. Apart from that, leaked promotional images give us a better look at the design and back panel of the Mi 8. We were expecting the Mi 8 to remain exclusive to China initially, so this does seem a little surprising.

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Fortunately, unlike Apple, Xiaomi might be able to integrate an ultrasound fingerprint reader in the display of the smartphone in order to leave the final choice on the method of unlocking to users instead of forcing them to use their version of FaceID.

If the Mi 8 really features this new dual-frequency Global Positioning System technology, then it will set a benchmark in the flagship smartphone market. The video shows characters like a pig, a fox, a panda, and Xiaomi's official mascot singing the company's flagship tune.

According to some earlier reports, it is also expected that Xiaomi will also launch various other products at the event. Now, the company's CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that Xiaomi will also launch the Mi Band 3 at the event.

Would you consider the Xiaomi Mi 8 at that rather reasonable-sounding price? The smartphone will also have an AI dual-camera setup at the rear with 1.4um pixel size. Xiaomi is known to provide updates to smartphones from its portfolio that date as long as 4-5 years back.

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