Xiaomi Mi 8 major specs leaked ahead of May 31 launch

Xiaomi Mi 8 major specs leaked ahead of May 31 launch

Xiaomi is gearing up to for its annual event where it is widely expected to launch the Mi 8 flagship smartphone, along with the MIUI 10 interface, and Mi Band 3.

Xiaomi Mi 8, the new flagship smartphone which will mark the 8th anniversary edition of Mi phones, will launch on May 31 in Shenzhen, China. Apparently, the Mi 8 will offer similar specs as any other major flagship available on the market, so it's nothing out of the ordinary. However, the company has already confirmed to launch the Mi 8 as the successor to last year's Mi 6.

We might have to wait and watch out for what happens on 31 May, but if the Mi 8 does come with a 3D facial unlocking feature, it would become the first Android smartphone to do so.

As per the leaked specifications which have been shared by Techienize, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will feature a 6.2-inch full HD+ (2280 x 1080) IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It sports a dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor.

Xiaomi Mi 8 specs sheet leaked out ahead of May 21 unveiling
Xiaomi's Mi 8 to come with a new unlocking method; could feature a 3D facial recognition system

Previous leaks of the phone are also keeping us in a tizzy as we have had a report which suggests that the Mi 8 will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, while another report by GizmoChina points towards a 3D face-scanning system which resembles Apple's Face ID. It will be officially unveiled along with the MIUI 10 in the next few days.

Photos of the retail box give us an early look at what consumers will get when they order the Mi 8. On the front, the Mi 8 will come with a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Lastly, the M1804C3CC model is offered in two storage variants - one with 32 GB storage and 3GB RAM, whereas the other with 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM. So, besides the in-display fingerprint sensor, the phone is also rumoured to support 3D facial recognition.

On the box, it is mentioned to come with an infrared-based face recognition technology. It also comes with a single rear camera of 13-megapixel resolution. Although the smartphone will be officially introduced in China, we expect Xiaomi to bring it to additional markets soon afterward. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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