Xiaomi has today confirmed the launch date of the Mi 8 Youth Edition through a teaser on Chinese social media. The launch event is set to take place on September 19th which is not very far off. This teaser follows one that was posted yesterday but was very vague and did not imply anything regarding the Mi 8 Youth launch. However, it did have subtle hints towards the event that is set for Chengdu, the home of cute little Pandas in China.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition
So, what is the Mi 8 Youth Edition? Well, for starters we aren’t 100 percent certain it will be called Mi 8 Youth Edition. It could be called Mi 8X, or Mi 8 Fingerprint Edition or something else. What we do know is that it will be a super-affordable device (999 Yuan, $293) with premium specs to boot. The Mi 8 itself was a pretty affordable flagship and the Mi 8 Youth Edition will take it up a few notches.
As per a TENAA listing, the Mi 8 Youth will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC which is a fairly new premium system-on-chip from the manufacturer. It will also be featuring a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080x2280p and 19:9 aspect ratio. So far, three variants have been tipped for the handset. Those are – 4GB + 32GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 8GB + 128GB.
TENAA images show the handset has a fingerprint reader at the back and twin cameras placed horizontally on the top left corner. The setup is comprised of a 12MP +5MP duo and a 24MP sensor buried in the front notch. There’s a 3,250mAh battery and a torrent of colour options – Black, Rose gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, Silver, Green, Blue-Violet Gradient, and Purple Gold. Phew, that is one big library of colour options I’ve seen on a phone.
Amongst related news, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition seems to be heading to Singapore and Europe for the first time. However, there’s nothing official yet. Stay tuned for some of the hottest stories that we’ll be reporting in the upcoming days.