XIaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi’s Mi 8 series now comes in Lite and Pro editions

Xiaomi has gotten really busy this year. Apart from launching a number of affordable devices in the past few months, the Chinese smartphone maker has just expanded its Mi 8 flagship lineup with two new models. Their new Mi 8 Lite is their new affordable alternative that aims to offer flagship-class photography and gaming experience, while the Mi 8 Pro appears to be a rehash of their Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Malaysia: Is it worth double the price?

There’s no denying that Xiaomi’s Mi 8 is a killer proposition. It features awesome high-end specs, great build, improved features and — best of all — a tantalising price point. But, there is also no denying that the handset bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone X.

So, what if you’re someone who wants a Mi 8 that looks a little more special? Well, that’s where the Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes in, with all its transparent glory. The only problem is, this phone hasn’t officially left China so it’s really, really hard to get a hold of.

Thankfully, the folks over at DirectD have actually imported this phone and early this week they let us take a quick look at it.

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Mi 8: Xiaomi’s craziest-looking phone unfortunately looks like an iPhone X

Yes, they skipped 7, but who cares? Xiaomi’s brand new flagship smartphone has finally launched as the Mi 8. And, from the looks of things, this 2018 device holds true to a lot of what we’ve already come to love about Xiaomi smartphones.

Oh, and there are two more variants besides the normal Mi 8 that’s designed for both the baller and the more sensible of you.

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The Xiaomi Mi 8’s dual-GPS could deliver centimetre-level accuracy

Xiaomi Mi 8 Dual GPS

The Mi 8 is launching this Thursday in conjunction with Xiaomi’s 8th anniversary. The upcoming flagship device will come with a notch and has top-rated hardware specs under the hood. While this looks like a compact alternative of the Mi MIX 2S, the Mi 8 is expected to be the world’s first smartphone to provide centimetre-level accuracy for location-based services.

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