Characteristics Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition: the fingerprint scanner in the display and a transparent case

May 31, the Chinese company Xiaomi has introduced a trio of new smartphones. The company's flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 and sublimino Xiaomi Mi 8 SE amounted to another smartphone called the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. This is the premium version of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8, received several exclusive features. In particular, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is built right into the display, a fingerprint scanner, a high-precision face recognition function with the use of 33 thousand points on a user's face and translucent back cover, through which is seen all the "stuffing" of the smartphone.

In China the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition went on sale June 5. There the price is 3699 yuan (about 36 255 rubles).

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Full specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition


  • Technology: GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE.


  • Announcement: may, 2018
  • Status: available since June 2018


  • Dimensions: 154,9х74,8х7,6 mm.
  • Weight: 177 g
  • Material: glass, aluminum frame (alloy 7000 series).
  • Color: black.
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).


  • Type: Super AMOLED, multitouch, 16 million colors.
  • Size: 6.21 inches (~83,8% of the total frontal surface area).
  • Resolution: 2248х1080 pixels (~402ppi).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • HDR10.
  • DCI-P3.


  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), MIUI 10.
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845).
  • CPU: OCTA core CPU (4 cores Kryo 385 Gold with a clock frequency of 2.8 GHz and 4 cores Kryo 385 Silver with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz).
  • GPU: Adreno 630.


  • Slot for memory card: no.
  • Internal: 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal.


  • Main: dual 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, 4-axis image stabilization, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/3.4", 1.0 µm), two-fold optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash.
  • Features: geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.
  • Video: 2160p at 60 frames per second, 1080p at a speed of 30/240 fps.
  • Front: 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8 µm), 1080p.


  • Notification types: vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones.
  • Loud speaker: Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Jack: no.
  • System active noise cancellation with dedicated MIC.
  • Adapter 3.5 mm to USB Type-C headphone.


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot.
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD.
  • Radio: no.
  • NFC: Yes.
  • USB Type-C 1.0.


  • Sensors: Face ID, fingerprint scanner (built into the display), accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, barometer, compass.
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM.
  • Browser: HTML5.
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H. 265.
  • Photo/video editor.
  • Viewing of documents.


  • Non-removable, lithium-polymer, 3000 mAh.
  • Fast charging technology Quick Charge 4.0+.


Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition will appeal to those who need more than the flagship. It attracts the attention of everything from stylish housing with translucent back panel until these chips are located under the display, a fingerprint scanner and animated Emoji, as Animoji Apple. It should Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition cheaper than the flagship models of brands such as Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC.


  • stylish translucent housing;
  • dual camera;
  • face scanner;
  • built-in display, fingerprint scanner;
  • powerful processor;
  • fast charging.


  • the lack of a 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones and a slot for memory cards microSD;
  • the unibrow (the ledge at the top of the display).

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