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.
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.