Xiaomi will hold a conference on May 31 in Shenzhen. Today, Lei Jun said there will be several products uncovered at the event. This caused a huge stir in the net. Many are sure the manufacturer will announce the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, and other products along with the much-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 7 and the Xiaomi’s 8th Anniversary Edition dubbed as the Xiaomi Mi 8. The latter is a buzzword and today a few leaks appeared on the net disclosing some of its features.
According to the previous leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 8 and its sibling will be packed with a Snapdragon 845 AIE chip. The latter should continue the best traditions of the Mi-series flagships in terms of strong photography capabilities. Apart from this, the highest version of the phone should come with an 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage. This variant is assumed to cost up to 4899 yuan ($767), while the starting price should be set at 3599 yuan ($563). If all these assumptions are true, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will be the cheapest SND845-powered smartphone coming our way from a top brand.
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Once again, today, the alleged Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 7 front panels leaked on the net. The larger panel comes with more rounded corners to provide a better ergonomics. But what’s more important, seems, these panels confirm the Mi 8 will come with a larger ‘bangs’ part that carries not only the front camera, headset, proximity sensor, and light sensor, but also comes with a built-in infrared lens and other components. So undoubtedly, this device will come with a 3D structured light technology, which means it can provide the same face recognition features as the iPhone X.
Prior to this, the Android-powered smartphones support 2D face recognition algorithm. Thus they provide poor performance in terms of recognition accuracy, security, and performance in low light conditions. As the company claims, their flagship will come with a better technology than the iPhone X. even if it is not so, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will be the first Android smartphone to use a 3D face recognition.