NaijNaira

Exchange Rates Today, Phones, Internet & Mobile Banking, Pay Tv, Data & Tariff Plans

Xiaomi Mi 8 (Standard, SE & Explorer Edition) ~ Price in Nigeria, Specs & Features

At an exquisite anniversary event held in Shenzhen, China today (May 31 2018), Xiaomi Mi 8 was unveiled in 3 different editions with each edition having different variants (with discrepancies only in storage). Xiaomi mi 8

Other than the Mi 8, the Chinese tech giant also launch couple other gadgets which include Mi Band 3, Mi Tv 4, Mi VR Standalone and latest version of their custom firmware and first product (MIUI 10, Chinese Version).

Don’t worry even though this article is dedicated to Mi 8 (all editions), i will highlight the major specs plus things you should know about other gadgets and the new features of MIUI as announced during the event.

The Launch of Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

Following days of leaks, Xiaomi officially announced their new set of 2018 flagships to the world at their 8th year anniversary product launch event in China today.

These smartphones came as a successor to last year’s Mi 6.

Yeah, they skipped the 7th iteration and went with 8 for obvious reasons, which is to mark their 8 years of existence and wish themselves more success and luck (which is what 8 represents in Chinese culture). Xiaomi May 31 2018 launch product

As i said earlier, Mi 8 is available in three (3) different editions.

We have the standard edition which is the Xiaomi Mi 8 itself, there is Mi 8 SE and finally the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

The standard edition is equipped with 6GB of RAM and internal storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

SE on the other hand is available in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB variants.

Explorer edition is available only as 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

Pre-order has already started for both the standard and SE edition with shipping out scheduled for June 5 and 8 respectively in China. No word about when they will be available for other markets.

There is currently no news on the availability of the explorer edition in China or other countries.

Now i will take the Mi 8 phones one after the other.

Xiaomi Mi 8 (Standard Edition) Specs & Price.

That’s right guys, Mi 8 is officially launched and i have got the whole gist for you. So I’d suggest you grab a bowl of pop corn and drink for this. unboxing the mi 8

Mi 8 has officially dethroned the 2017 Mi 6 to become Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone.

It is completely different from its predecessor from design to software to hardware. It is much more gorgeous, powerful and feature rich.

Design.

As expected, what we have here is the trending notch design featured by most 2018 Android flagships except the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Plus variants. mi 8 notch

But you are looking at the most elegant of them all here. If you are not a fan of the cut out screen, there is an option in settings to hide the notch.

This put a black shades on both sides of the notch making it invisible on the display.

Mi8 with the wide notch is much similar to the iPhone X but once you hide it, you will be left with a display almost similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9.

How? Because unlike most Android device that uses this trending design, Xiaomi make sure the notch is of the same dimension as the chin.

So when you hide the notch, it looks like the device has thin top and bottom bezel similar to the S9. The bezeless sides and curve edges display also contributed.

This device feature 18.7:9 aspect ratio.

Mi8 feature a full glass unibody with curve cutting edges. The front and back 2.5D glasses meeting at the sides gives it a round shape resulting in awesome grip. mi 8 top

At the top of the device is microphone while at the bottom we have the speaker grills and USB Type-C port. You can also see the network bands at the top and bottom. mi 8 bottom

The notch host the selfie camera, earpiece, infra red lighting, infra-red lens and proximity sensor. The chin on the other hand house nothing that i know of, it is just there for aesthetic purpose. sensors in mi 8 notch

On the right side are the volume and power buttons while the sim card tray is on the left alongside MIUI AI assistance button.

At the rear, we have a camera set up similar to what we saw on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s few months ago positioned at the top left corner. The fingerprint scanner is also rear mounted.

Even with glass body, the mi8 did not support wireless charging. Also no official IP rating, No 3.5mm headphone jack and no support for sd card.

Display.

This is one of the department Mi 8 beat most other flagships launched in 2018. While most of them uses LCD display panel, the mi 8 boast of a more appealing AMOLED display from Samsung featuring Full HD+ screen resolution (2248 x 1080 pixels to be precise).

The AMOLED panel feature 60000:1 contrast ratio, 600 nits brightness, 88.5% screen to body ratio with DCI-P3 color gamut and Always-On display support.

Processor, Operating System & Memory.

It is powered by Qualcomm’s current most powerful SoC, the Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU on board that score 301,472 on Antutu. This is no surprise because we saw what they did with this chipset on the Mix 2s. mi8 antutu score

Mi8 runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with tonnes of feature built on top.

The processing power is supported by 6GB RAM and internal storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

There is nothing this hardware won’t handle. Throw any high end 3D game at it and you will be amazed with how fluid it will run. Multi-tasking won’t also be an issue here.

Camera, Battery and Connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi 8 dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera are positioned at the top left corner of the device. In between the dual camera is the dual led flash all arrange vertically. xiaomi mi 8 rear camera

The primary camera is Sony IMX363 wide-angle sensor featuring f/1.8 aperture and 1.4µm pixel size while the secondary rear camera is Samsung S5K3M3 sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1µm pixel size. features of mi 8 rear camera

Mi 8 dual rear cameras uses photography technologies like 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS),dual pixel autofocus, AI portraits, AI scene detection and optical zoom.

Below are samples of picture shot with the mi8 dual rear camera. xiaomi mi 8 rear camera shot of boatportrait camera sample of mi 8AI Portrait rear camera samplemi 8 versus iphone x versus huawei p20 promi 8 ai scene detection

The selfie camera on the other hand is a 20MP with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm pixel size with AI (portrait selfies and beautify). xiaomi front facing camera

Xiaomi mi 8 also use infra red lens and lighting to deploy Face Unlock features. This makes it possible to use the feature in the dark and does a better job at facial recognition than those of other Android phones.

Mi8 is packed with 3400 mAh battery capacity that support quick charge 4.0+. This battery should last you throughout the day considering snapdragon 845 is powering the device and the highly customize MIUI rom.

Connectivity wise, it support dual sim card, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, bluetooth 5.0, NFC and the most advanced GPS integration on a smartphone (dual-frequency GPS) for a more accurate results.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Price in Nigeria.

This device is currently not officially available in Nigeria. Below are the launch price in China converted to US Dollars and Naira.

  • 6GB/64GB: 2,699 Chinese Yuan, (~ 155,000 Naira, $421 USD).
  • The 6GB/128GB: 2,999 Chinese Yuan (~ 172,000 Naira, $468).
  • 6GB/256GB: 3,299 Chinese Yuan (~ 190,000 Naira, $515 USD).

Complete Specs Sheet of Mi 8 (Standard Edition).

Display.

  • Dimension: 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm.
  • Screen size: 6.21-inches Samsung AMOLED.
  • Protection: Unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+).
  • Pixel Density: 403 PPI.
  • Body: Full Glass.

Network.

  • 2G: Yes.
  • 3G: Yes.
  • 4G LTE: Yes (Support all LTE bands in Nigeria).
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM.

Operating System & Processor.

  • Android version: MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Processor Type: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
  • Processor Speed: 8-Cores or Octa Core (quad core 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 + quad core 1.8 GHz Kryo 385).
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 630.

Camera.

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS) + 12 MP (f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm) with dual led flash.
  • Features: Optical Zoom, Phase detection, dual pixel auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, AI.
  • Video Recording: 4K UHD, 1080p@240fps.
  • Front Camera: 20 MP, (f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm), 1080p. Supports AI for portrait selfies and beautify.

Memory.

  • RAM: 6GB.
  • Internal Storage Memory: 64GB/128GB/256GB.
  • SD card Slot: No.

Battery.

  • Non-removable 3400 mAh. Support Quick Charge 4.0+.

Sensors.

  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall, Vibration, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Infra-red, Face Unlock.

Connectivity.

  • Bluetooth: v5.0.
  • USB: USB Type-C.
  • GPS: Dual-frequency GPS, BDS, Glonass.
  • NFC: Yes.
  • Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, dual band.

Multimedia.

  • Audio/Music Support: MP3, WAV.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Video Support: MPEG4, MP4, H.263, H.264.
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Color.

  • Black, Blue, White and Gold.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition (Mi 8 EE).

Explorer edition is standard Mi 8 with 3D face ID, in-display fingerprint reader and translucent back.

It has the same design and numerous other specs and features as the Mi 8.

Apart from the new features stated above, Mi8 EE is also packed with a lesser 3000 mAh battery capacity and it is only available in 8GB RAM, 128GB internal memory.

Mi 8 Explorer In Display Fingerprint Sensor.

This device is of course not the first device to feature on-screen fingerprint scanner but it is the first smartphone to feature a pressure sensitive one. on screen fingerprint on mi 8 explorer

Meaning you don’t have to pressed your finger hard on the fingerprint section of the screen before it will work. A soft touch will get the job done.

See through Rear Glass.

The 2.5D glass on the rear of the Xiaomi mi 8 EE is translucent that you can see all the hardware set up at the back of the device. translucent view of mi 8 explorer edition

3D Face Unlock/ID.

This is different from the infra-red face unlock seen on the standard edition of the mi 8.

In addition to the sensors and component hosted by the Mi 8 notch, the EE notch housed flood illuminator and dot projector. Below is how the Xiaomi Mi 8 EE Face ID works. mi8 explorer edition notch

Its selfie camera captures the user’s face data by analyzing more than 33,000 invisible points of his/her face to create a depth map.

The infrared lens also captures the infrared image of the face at the same time.

Then AI engine of the SoC convert the depth map and infrared image into a mathematical representation which is stored on the phone.

Now to unlock the device, the above processes are follow again only that it won’t be storing it again but matching or comparing it to the already stored/registered facial data. xiaomi mi 8 explorer 3d face unlock

Animated Emojis.

The selfie camera can capture up to 52 facial muscle movements to create different animated characters that can imitate the owner’s face expressions and voice. mi 8 explorer animoji

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Full Specs.

Design

  • Dimension: 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm.
  • Screen size: 6.21-inches Samsung AMOLED.
  • Protection: Unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+).
  • Pixel Density: 403 PPI.
  • Body: Full Glass with translucent rear.

Network.

  • 2G: Yes.
  • 3G: Yes.
  • 4G LTE: Yes (Support all LTE bands in Nigeria).
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM.

Operating System & Processor.

  • Android version: MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Processor Type: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
  • Processor Speed: 8-Cores or Octa Core (quad core 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 + quad core 1.8 GHz Kryo 385).
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 630.

Camera.

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS) + 12 MP (f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm) with dual led flash.
  • Features: Optical Zoom, Phase detection, dual pixel auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, AI.
  • Video Recording: 4K UHD, 1080p@240fps.
  • Front Camera: 20 MP, (f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm), 1080p. Supports AI for portrait selfies and beautify.

Memory.

  • RAM: 8GB.
  • Internal Storage Memory: 128GB.
  • SD card Slot: No.

Battery.

  • Non-removable 3000 mAh. Support Quick Charge 4.0+.

Sensors.

  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, On-screen Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Infra-red, Vibration, Hall, Ambient Light, Face Unlock, 3D Face ID.

Connectivity.

  • Bluetooth: v5.0.
  • USB: USB Type-C.
  • GPS: Dual-frequency GPS, BDS, Glonass.
  • NFC: Yes.
  • Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, dual band.

Multimedia.

  • Audio/Music Support: MP3, WAV.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Video Support: MPEG4, MP4, H.263, H.264.
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Price of Mi 8 Explorer Edition in Naira.

The launch price is 3,699 Yuan (Approximately 212,000 Naira, $577 USD).

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.

It is a mini version of the standard edition with smaller screen size, less powerful processor, smaller battery and less performing rear camera set up. xiaomi mi 8 SE

Mi 8 SE is available in 4GB and 64GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

Mi8 SE is a 5.8-inches AMOLED display smartphone with Full HD+ (2244 x 1080 pixel) screen resolution.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specs & Features.

It feature the same 18.7:9 aspect ratio as the Xiaomi mi 8 but it has a rectangular shape. Every other thing in the design department is similar to the one seen on the Standard mi 8.

Unlike the Mi 8 and Mi8 EE, the SE edition is powered by one of the recently launched Qualcomm’s mid-range Soc. The Snapdragon 710 with Adreno 616 GPU on board.

This chipset is the first qualcomm mid range SoC to use 10nm finfet technology. It is more powerful than Snapdragon 660 in every department. features and colors of mi 8 se

Snapdragon 710 uses 2-cores 2.2GHz Kryo 360 Cortex A75 + 6-cores 1.7GHz Kryo 360 Cortex A55.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Orea out of the box.

On the camera department, it sports the same selfie camera as the Mi 8 but the rear camera uses 12MP + 5MP dual camera featuring 1.4um pixel size, portrait mode and 206 AI scenes recognition.

It is packed with 3120 mAh battery capacity.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Complete Specs Sheet.

Display.

  • Dimension: 147.28 x 73.09 x 7.5 mm.
  • Screen size: 5.88-inches Samsung AMOLED.
  • Protection: Unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+).
  • Pixel Density: 403 PPI.
  • Body: Full Glass.

Network.

  • 2G: Yes.
  • 3G: Yes.
  • 4G LTE: Yes (Support all LTE bands in Nigeria).
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM.

Operating System & Processor.

  • Android version: MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Processor Type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710.
  • Processor Speed: Octa Core (2-cores 2.2GHz Kryo 360 Cortex A75 + 6-cores 1.7GHz Kryo 360 Cortex A55).
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 616.

Camera.

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP with dual led flash.
  • Features: Series of AI features, Portrait Mode, Facial Recognition, Monochrome Temp Flash, Panorama Mode, HDR Adjustment, Burst Mode, Dimming Technology, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).
  • Video Recording: 4K UHD, 1080p@240fps.
  • Front Camera: 20 MP, (f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm), 1080p. Supports AI for portrait selfies and beautify.

Memory.

  • RAM: 4GB/6GB.
  • Internal Storage Memory: 64GB.
  • SD card Slot: No.

Battery.

  • Non-removable 3120 mAh. Support Quick Charge 4.0+.

Sensors.

  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall, Vibration, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Infra-red, Face Unlock.

Connectivity.

  • Bluetooth: v5.0.
  • USB: USB Type-C.
  • GPS: Dual-frequency GPS, BDS, Glonass.
  • NFC: Yes.
  • Wi-Fi: WI Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, dual band.

Multimedia.

  • Audio/Music Support: MP3, WAV.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Video Support: MPEG4, MP4, H.263, H.264.
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Color.

  • Bright Red, Gold, Bright Blue, Dark Gray.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Price in Nigeria.

  • 4GB/64GB: 1799 yuan (~ 103,040 Naira, $280).
  • 6GB/64GB: 1999 yuan(~ 115,000 Naira, $312).

MIUI 10.

The Chinese version of the company’s custom rom also debut today along side their flagship smartphones and a mid-range phone. Below are the major new features in the 10th iteration of MIUI.

AI (Artificial Intelligent).

According to Xiaomi, MIUI 10 is perfectly powered by AI.

One of the stated advantages of integrating AI into MIUI 10 is to reduce loading time up to zero by studying your usage behavior and anticipating actions.

Also, AI in MIUI 10 will bring bokeh mode to all compatible devices. Bokeh mode is a camera feature that allows you to take pictures with both the front and back camera at the same time.

The feature isn’t new to smartphones but it became much more popular and sort of need to have since HMD Global used it on phones like Nokia 8 and Nokia 7 Plus.

Smart Home Remote.

With MIUI 10 running on your device, you will be able to control a wide range of smart home devices.

Xiaomi already get about 590 brands to make their smart home devices compatible with MIUI 10 and they promise more addition.

Driving Mode.

This feature will allow you to use maps for navigation, receive and make phone calls and many more while driving using voice commands.

New Recent Apps.

Your recently used apps menu is about to get more enticing. Instead of arranging them on top of each other, they will now be arrange side by side. recent apps new interface

This arrangement according to Xiaomi will help to maximizes screen space and be more gesture friendly. You can just long press for more actions or swipe to delete tasks.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3.

The 3rd iteration of Mi Band is a lot better and smarter than its predecessors. It features 0.78-inch OLED capactivite touchscreen from which you can view messages and receive/reject calls. features of mi band 3

You can also get your weather forecast Mi-Band 3 and can as well function as alarm, monitor your heart rate, motion tracking and one of the variant support NFC.

It is dust and water resistance up to 50 meters under water and can last up to 20 days of usage on a single charge. It is available in Blue, Black and Red. Below are their respective prices. mi band 3 water resistance

  • Standard Variant: 169 Chinese Yuan, $26 USD, 9500 Naira.
  • NFC Variant: 199 Chinese Yuan, $31 USD, 11,500 Naira.

Mi VR Standalone.

Xiaomi collaborated with Oculus for the launch of the Mi VR. Its features include. mi vr standalone

  • Snapdragon 821 Processor.
  • 2K fast switch screen.
  • Wireless.
  • 2600 mAh battery capacity.
  • Intuitive Controller.

There are over 1000 Oculus optimized games to choose from.

Mi Tv 4.

Xiaomi also launch a new 74-inches smart tv. More about the Mi Tv from the image below. Ultra thin Mi Tv 4

There you have it on Xiaomi 8th years anniversary launch event that saw the launch of Xiaomi Mi 8, MIUI 10, MI VR, MI Tv and Mi Band 3. Kindly share this article using the social sharing buttons below.

JOIN NAIJ NAIRA NEWSLETTER
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Join over 4000 visitors who are receiving our newsletter on the latest android phones, best data and tariff plans, satellite tvs and daily update & news on exchange rates.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
Updated: November 5, 2018 — 4:04 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NaijNaira © 2016 - 2018 About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact US | Sitemap Frontier Theme