Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro: Full Specs, Review and Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro has been added to the Mi 8 family today, breaching the gap between the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Yes, the Mi 8 Pro sports the trendy in-display fingerprint scanner.

It’s still powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset accompanied by a massive 128GB storage. The AI-powered dual rear shooters are still pretty much present at the back. While a 20MP selfie camera sits on the notch.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Specs and Features

・6.21-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2248 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB/8GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845
・128GB built-in storage
・12MP + 12MP rear camera and 20MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

As expected, the Mi 8 Pro was designed with the 7000 series aluminium overall unibody. Unlike the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition, the Mi 8 Pro has a gradient colour design and a new colour variant from Xiaomi.

There’s no rear fingerprint scanner because that has been moved to the front. It’s available in Black (transparent back), Meteorite black and Shuguangjin. It measures 7.6mm in thickness and weighs 177g.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Turning to the front, you will be greeted by the notch just like its siblings. The notch houses the selfie camera, infrared face unlock lens and speaker grille. There’s a little bottom chin available as well. It sports a tall 6.21-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and 402 pixels per inch density for clear visuals. The screen also stretches up to 83.8% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

The Snapdragon 845 flagship chipset takes centre stage here, and you get to see it when you get the transparent version. It comes with its 10nm process node, alongside an 8-core processor with a clock speed of up to 2.8GHz.

There’s an Adreno 630 handling graphics. There are two variants in terms of RAM space, there’s one with 8GB RAM and a cheaper variant with 6GB RAM. The storage space is pegged at 128GB with no space to expand further. It runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top.

Camera, Network And Connectivity

It’s equipped with the same dual 12MP + 12MP rear shooters we saw on the Mi 8 which scored an impressive 99 points on DXOMARK. The cameras boast of f/1.8 + f/2.4 aperture, 1/2.55″ + 1/3.4″ sensor size and 1.4µm + 1.0µm pixel size respectively. While the 20MP selfie shooter has f/2.0 aperture.

The Mi 8 Pro supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Price And Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is powered by a non-removable 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro will be available on shopping stores, starting from $599 to $649, that’s about (N200,000 – N240,000).

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Specs

LAUNCH
・Announced: August 2018
・Status: Available. September 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

DESIGN
・Material Type: aluminium frame (7000 series)
・Dimensions: 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
・Colour: Black (transparent back), Meteorite black, Shuguangjin
・Weight: 177g

・Screen Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.21-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixels
・Pixel Density: 402ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 83.8%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 630

STORAGE
・Memory Card Slot: No
・Internal storage: 128GB
・RAM: 6GB/8GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 12MP + 12MP
・Front Camera: 20MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Face Unlock: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Screen)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・USB: 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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