The Lite model is dedicated to selfie lovers, while the Pro model integrates a sensor for fingerprint detection on the monitor
Xiaomi enriches its main series bringing to Italy I 8 Lite, designed for young people looking for a high photographic experience that can respond to their increasingly active lifestyle in social networks. In addition, the Chinese giant also announced the availability of I 8 Pro, which includes a fingerprint sensor on the display and a transparent glass back cover.
The Mi 8 Lite is available from November 9, while the Mi 8 Pro will be available from November 19 exclusively at Wind stores and 3 stores.
I 8 Lite
Mi 8 Lite comes with a glass rear panel with a mirrored gradient finish. Thanks to the Sony IMX576 24MP front camera and the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE, the Mi 8 Lite will meet the needs of those who want great photos and a smooth experience on their smartphone.
The design of the Mi 8 Lite is inspired by the works of the famous French impressionist painter Claude Monet, whose paintings are famous for enhancing the energetic effect of light in common colors, increasing its brightness.
The glass backrest was created using an advanced NCVM (non-vacuum metallising) color process, which creates a lovely shading mirror finish. The 7.5 mm thin body of the Mi 8 Lite contains a 6.26 "full screen 19: 9 screen with an FHD + resolution (2246 x 1080) protected by the Corning American Gorilla Glass 5.
With more than 24 million pixels, the Sony IMX576 sensor from the 24MP front camera is capable of capturing truly detailed images. In low light conditions, the sensor uses Super Pixel, a technology that combines information from four pixels into a single large pixel, resulting in better sharpness, especially indoors. As in the case of the Mi 8, the AI dual rear camera uses the Sony IMX363 as its main sensor, equipped with large 1.4 μm pixels to limit image noise; In addition, it also adds Dual Pixel Autofocus to greatly improve focus speed, so you never miss the right shot.
The high performance camera is combined with advanced features of the Xiaomi AI, including a new focus mode, adjustable AI bokeh, which allows you to change the depth of field after taking a photo. The Mi 8 Lite screen can also illuminate according to the different scenarios, lightening the face intelligently, with the right color temperature to get great selfies.
The Mi 8 Lite is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core SoC with Artificial Intelligence Engine (IEE), designed to deliver high performance and high efficiency. You can enjoy a smooth and uninterrupted experience while watching movies, games or surf the web thanks to the Qualcomm Kryo architecture, Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU and LPDDR4x DRAMs up to 6 GB.
The Mi 8 Lite has a 3350mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It also offers an AI face unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor, allowing for a safe and easy experience without relying on unlock codes.
I 8 Pro
In addition to the core features of the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro goes a step further by integrating a fingerprint sensor into the monitor. Unlike other fingerprint technologies integrated into the monitor, which constantly monitor the screen for a finger, the dedicated pressure sensor activates the unlocking process only when you put your finger on the screen, making the process faster and more efficient from the energy point of view. On the back, the Mi8 Pro uses a transparent glass panel that shows a decorative cover made with electronic components, making it one of the most unique smartphones on the market.
The Mi 8 Pro is equipped with a dual 12MP + 12MP AI camera, equal to the Mi 8, which received a DxOMark score of 105 for photography. The Sony IMX363 primary sensor features large 1.4-μm pixels and Dual Pixel Autofocus, improving photo quality and brightness and focusing speed, especially in low-light conditions. Thanks to the 4-axis OIS and the 2x optical zoom as well as a host of useful AI functions such as AI portrait, AI beautification and AI scene detection, this is one of the best camera settings in the world.
The AMOLED full-screen display offers an incredible contrast ratio of 60,000 to 1, which means incredibly clear and deep blacks and energy-efficient. With 18.7: 9 aspect ratio, it offers an unparalleled viewing experience, extremely practical and beautiful. Always-On display support provides an easy way to track notifications, date and time, saving time and battery life by keeping the display off.
Mi 8 Pro boasts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform. With a maximum clock speed of 2.8 GHz and the new Qualcomm Adreno630 GPU, the platform outperforms its predecessor by up to 30%. The platform also features a new DSP architecture with AI performance three times larger than the previous generation. Supported by 8GB LPDDR4x DRAM, the Mi 8 Pro is able to make the games more challenging at high speed FPS for an unprecedented gaming experience.
The Mi 8 Pro also features a front-loading function with an infrared camera combined with a dedicated infrared illuminator that allows you to unlock the smartphone quickly and accurately in a dark environment and uses the same dual-frequency GPS of the Mi 8 for navigation more precisely.