Xiaomi officially unveiled the new Mi8 Lite (Youth Edition) in China. After months of rumors, long waits Xiaomi officially lifted the veil from the cheaper version of the Mi 8. Xiaomi Mi8 Lite is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC, accompanied 6GB of RAM and Dual rear camera setup with AI.
Xiaomi Mi8 Lite Price and Availability
Xiaomi Mi8 Lite price in China has been started from CNY 1399 – approximately $204 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM version, CNY 1699 – approximately $248 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM model and CNY 1999 – approximately $290 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. It is available for order from today and goes on sale from September 25, 2018. The handset comes in Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold, and Midnight Black color options.
Xiaomi Mi8 Lite Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi8 Lite features a 6.26-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio and 1500:1 contrast ratio. It has a glass back with gradient finish and it is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor which supported by Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 512 GPU and 4GB / 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It packs a 64GB / 128GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB.
On the camera front, the Mi8 Lite flaunts a dual rear camera setup: a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.9 aperture, AI scene recognition to recognize 238 scenes along with a 5-megapixel secondary camera with Samsung S5K5E8 sensor and 1.12um pixel size for portrait shots. For selfie, there is a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with AI beautify features. The phone’s display can light up in different colors to suit different scenarios when taking selfies, intelligently illuminating the face with the right color temperature.
The Xiaomi Mi8 Lite has a fingerprint sensor on the back and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based on MIUI out of the box. It packs a 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It supports Dual SIM slot with dual standby and for connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5 LE, and USB C. The device measures 156.4×75.8×7.5mm and weighs 169 grams.