US customers may soon gain access to their first Xiaomi smartphone. The fourth largest OEM has been staring for years in the US, with rumors announcing a debut through Q1 2019. Now it looks like the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition is the first device.
If you have not heard of Xiaomi, it's understandable. The Chinese manufacturer has found much of its success both in its homeland and in India, offering cheap flagships, budget equipment and everything in between. Their main selection is the Mi series, which consists mainly of flagship devices that have specification sheets to compete with competitors' competitors at a much lower price.
Last year's model was the Xiaomi Mi 6. However, it looks like Xiaomi would skip the Mi 7 and jump to Mi 8, as eight represents the number of years they've been in business. To celebrate this historic achievement, Xiaomi plans to release an Anniversary Edition alongside the Mi 8, and the specifications that it claims to contain are an unforgettable sight.
- Skin: MIUI 9.0
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- GPU: Adreno 630
- RAM : 6 or 8 GB
- Storage: 64 or 1
- Display: 6.01 "AMOLED 18: 9 Display
- Resolution: 2160 x 1080
- Rear view camera Dual Camera with AI Enhancements
- Biometrics: In-Display Fingerprint Scanner and 3D Face Detection
- Battery: 4,000 mAh
- Other: Wireless charging , Fast Charging, Water and Dust Protection
The Synaptics -created technology first debuted at CES 2018 with the Vivo X21 UD With an in-display fingerprint scanner, there is no need for It also allows for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner ( which is preferred by many smartphone users) and at the same time continues the pressure on smaller apertures.
Slashleaks discovered a video that allegedly shows the technology in the new Xiaomi Mi 8 Anniversary Edition. If that's true, that would be interesting, as the rumors suggest that most major OEMs will not complete this technology until 2019. If everything goes according to plan, Xiaomi would be the only option for an in-display scanner until Nokia 9 becomes known. 19659020] The use of the technology would also confirm the first use of an AMOLED display by the series. Earlier phones in the series used IPS LCD panels, which can not be used with an in-display fingerprint scanner because of the required backlighting. It is rumored that the AMOLED panels come from Samsung, so customers do not have to worry about LG 's inferior panels
3D Facial Recognition
It also looks like the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition is the first mobile phone, which is a face recognition technology that is similar to Apple's Face ID. A leaked Weibo image shows, along with other sensors needed for 3D face detection, an apparently infrared camera.
If this rumor is true, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Anniversary Edition would be a perfect alternative to the iPhone X. It not only offers the benefits of facial recognition, but also offers the convenience of a fingerprint scanner (which is attached to the front), so that Users can decide which biometrics they prefer. But just like Face ID, there will be a notch to accommodate these sensors.
Launch Date & Possible US Debut
19659018] The only sign that the phone finally reached Xiaomi to America is a recently published FCC review discovered by 91mobiles. The phone was approved on May 30, 2018, and this FCC license is valid until the end of the year.
What is important is that the FCC only deals with technology that involves American customers. The fact that Xiaomi has applied for FCC approval is a solid indication that this could be the first US Xiaomi smartphone.
Xiaomi tweeted that the announcement date for the Mi 8 Anniversary was May 31, but did not expect the US release date to be announced at the event. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun told the Wall Street Journal that they "plan to enter the market by the end of 2018 or early 2019". Therefore, do not expect this device to arrive until then, as Xiaomi tries to do business with mobile operators to carry their cell phones.
Xiaomi is one of the few brands to challenge the traditional smartphone model. Instead of looking for crazy profit margins, Xiaomi strives for volume and sells equipment much cheaper, without sacrificing the datasheet. Hopefully, Xiaomi will succeed where Huawei, ZTE and LeEco have failed.
What do you think about the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition? Do you hope this device finds its way to the US? Have you ever imported your devices? Let us know in the comments below.
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