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Xiaomi Releases List of Redmi Models Getting MIUI 10 Update

Xiaomi Releases List of Redmi Models Getting MIUI 10 Update

The Mi 8 features a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen with 600 nits of brightness and a resolution of 2,248 x 1,080 pixels (88.5 percent screen-to-body ratio).

The smartphone (explorer edition) also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor with 3D Face ID and also supports Animoji which comes with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has a new flagship phone, and well, it honestly kinda looks like Apple's iPhone X. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor sits under the hood, and Xiaomi is boasting that the handset earned a staggering 301,472 score on Antutu which, if legit, is the highest ever reached on the benchmark platform.

Xiaomi, which started with smartphones but has since branched out into a plethora of smart devices, gained a following in China by releasing limited batches of slick-looking phones online at a mid-range price tag. The smartphone will be made available with 6GB RAM and a choice of 6GB, 128GB or 256GB built-in storage.

It's the follow-up to the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, which now features in our best cheap fitness tracker guide - and despite its super low price comes with fitness tracking, sleep monitoring and a bunch of other features too, so we have high hopes for this tracker. The Mi 8 comes in at 2,699 yuan ($421) in China. The company is yet to announce a time-line for MIUI 10 global beta roll-out. Up front, it houses a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture with AIportrait selfies, and AIBeautify mode. This new update will allow these phones with single camera setup to snap pictures with the depth of field effect. Xiaomi Mi 8 runs MIUI 10 based Android Oreo, while OnePlus 6 has its OxygenOS based Android Oreo running. Unlike the Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer edition will only come in one variant. Honor 10 also has dual cameras comprising of 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors with 4K recording capabilities. It also has Bluetooth 5.0, a 3400 mAh battery.

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The main drawbacks of the device when it comes to still images is the loss of detail even in broad daylight and minor inconsistencies with the autofocus, white balance and depth detection in bokeh mode. Both the Mi 8 variants are same in terms of specifications apart from the differences listed above. Xiaomi Mi 8 also offers "Dual GPS" which the company says gives more accurate location by eliminating radio disturbances from buildings.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is still among the cheapest wearables around. It also reduces signal delays, making navigation super fast. Users will also have more options when long-pressing on an app in the Recents menu, such as locking it or shutting it down.

As expected, Xiaomi has announced the Mi8 as its new flagship at a launch event in Shenzen, China, on 31 May.

The actual icing on the cake here would be the inclusion of not only a seemingly sophisticated infrared-based 3D-facial recognition system for unlocking the device (much like the iPhone X), but also the presence of a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor (completely unlike the iPhone X).


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