Xiaomi's Mi 8 is the best iPhone X recreation yet

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

The Chinese company has also unveiled a Mi 8 Explorer Edition that comes with exclusive features such as an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D face recognition and a transparent back.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will be priced at RMB3799 ($600), but there's no word yet on its availability. It has a 5.88-inch AMOLED screen compared to the 6.21-inch screen of the other two devices, and downgrades the processor from a Snapdragon 845 to the newly announced mid-range Snapdragon 710. If it launches in India, this means it would be Xiaomi's most expensive television with expected price that will be around Rs 1 lakh, given the fact that Yuan 8,999 roughly equal to Rs 95,000. DxOMark gave Xiaomi Mi 8 a score of 99 noting that the company improved a number of aspects in the camera when compared to its previous offering, the Mi MIX 2S.

Xiaomi has announced a trio of phones under the Mi 8 name.

But the characteristic notch is now proliferating to new devices shipping soon or on their way, including the Mi 8.

What do you think of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and its variants?

Xiaomi's MIUI 10 features a revamped task manager to leverage the full potential of a taller, full-screen display.

In terms of additional features, the Mi Band 3 can now display your messages and answer your calls right off its display. It doesn't just adopt the Apple flagship's controversial notch, but also the same rear-facing camera setup and many of its other design elements. Up front, it houses a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture with AIportrait selfies, and AIBeautify mode.

Xiaomi also presented the Mi 8 SE (with a name possibly inspired by the iPhone SE), a more affordable smartphone with a smaller form factor, featuring a 5.88-inch display and a Snapdragon 710 SoC complete with multi-core AI engine. Now instead of showing the recent apps like a deck of cards, the MIUI 10 will show them side by side, making it possible for the users to see as much as six recent apps in a single view. Interestingly enough, it will also work with phones that lacks a dedicated depth-sensing sensor or do not have a dual-rear camera on board. It will be backed by 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, Android Oreo-based MIUI 10 and a 3,300mAh battery. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition has design and hardware that's similar to the Mi 8, however, there are some differences.

There's also pedometer features, plus when you're working out you'll get real time stats on the screen of your distance, duration and more. Older members of the Mi family lack microSD card slots, and Xiaomi didn't mention one, so buyers should probably pick their storage option with an eye toward the future.

The Mi 8 and the Mi 8 SE will go on sale in China in early June, starting at 2,699 yuan (around $421) and 1,799 yuan (around $281), respectively.

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