Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, live images leak ahead of launch; Mi 8 SE will include SD710 processor

Xiaomi Mi 8

Since the Xiaomi Mi 8 launch is tomorrow, leaks of the handset are in full swing right now, as is typical of a flagship these days. Some hands-on images of the handset have popped up on bloggerverse today. While the design isn’t anything new, the handset also has a screen protector with some specifications on it. Again, nothing very surprising to see. Still, we’re sharing the live image below. 

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We’d be very happy to trade this image for a snap of the back side. Xiaomi is heavily rumored to launch an in-display fingerprint reader flagship and company CEO has reassured fans of this. It means Xiaomi is planning to directly compete with recently launched Vivo X21

Xiaomi Mi 8


What are the expected Mi 8 specifications?

However, current information suggests it will not be the Mi 8. Instead, it could be a more powerful variant of the Mi 8. As for the visible highlighted specs, it shows a 20MP front camera with AI support. The Snapdragon 845 is the least surprising thing in the list, as is the more accurate dual GPS technology. Besides, we’re pretty sure it will come with a new Animoji clone. In a related development, the pre-order details of the Mi 8 are now up in the airwaves.

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If you’re unaware, Xiaomi will take the lid off two smartphones tomorrow. Besides the Mi 8, there’s an Mi 8 SE. As per latest information, this handset will be a watered-down version of the Mi 8. Regardless, the upcoming Mi phone will go on pre-sale on May 31 itself at 6 PM. While regular sales will start on June 5. The bad news is that this is for China. However, Xiaomi might have a plan to bring the new Mi flagship to India, just like Mi Mix 2.  

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