Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE pre-order details leak a day before launch

Mi 8

Xiaomi will officially release its much-talked-about flagship, the Mi 8 tomorrow in Shenzhen. However, as it usually happens, pre-order details of the handset have leaked today. The handset is pictured in a poster alongside a Mi 8 SE which we reported yesterday.

The Mi 8 pre-orders will start tomorrow itself at 6 PM while sales will start on June 5 at 10 AM in China. As for the Mi 8 SE, it looks like the handset will skip it all to go on sale directly on June 8. As things stand, we believe the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE could be a budget-friendly version of the Mi 8. The rectangular handset you see in the above image is the Mi 8 SE. The more rounded one is the Mi 8. Rumours are floating around that the handset will feature the new Snapdragon 710.

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Xiaomi Mi 8

The Mi 8 might end up not getting an in-display fingerprint reader because of the latest images that we have seen. However, since company CEO Lei Jun himself reiterated that there is an in-display fingerprint reader, we might see an Mi 8 Plus.

Now what remains to be known is the pricing. The Mi 8 SE could be priced around 2,000 Yuan or around $310. While its bigger brother would be a bit more expensive than that, but we’ll leave that for tomorrow.

Also, we’ll be getting a look at MIUI 10 and the Mi Band 3 as well at the same event.

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  1. Zymo Van
    May 30, 2018

    Mi band 3 live image also leaked.

  2. Freeje238
    May 30, 2018

    Why is everyone jumping on the 18:9 bandwagon? No other choice other than the M10.

    • Zymo Van
      May 30, 2018

      Good question. Design wise it may look nice but in every day usesage it’s awful especially when you are reading alot on your phone (more scrolling). And swiping down notification bar isn’t fun either for people with average sized hands.

  3. Cyril Dieudonne
    May 31, 2018

    Why is there a chin in addition to the notch? What did you do Xiaomi?