On May 31, Xiaomi announced its annual flagship, the Mi 8. But apart from this regular version, there were two other models. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is considered as the lightened version of original one, while the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the enhanced variant. It is the first in the world in many aspects. And today, this amazing will go on sale in a few hours (at 19:30 Beijing time) for a price tag of 3600 yuan ($527).
The first and most outstanding feature that makes the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition unique is the 3D structured light technology. Thus, we are dealing with the world’s first Android-powered smartphone that supports a technology outrunning Apple’s Face ID. However, unlike the iPhone’s speckle structure light scheme, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition uses a coded structured light. The scheme creates a millimeter-scale 3D facial model with 33,000 coded lattices projected by a dot matrix projector, and the probability of being cracked can be as low as one in a million.
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At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is also the world’s first pressure-sensitive screen fingerprint smartphone. The screen has a built-in high-sensitivity pressure sensor that supports vibration feedback. Actually, there is no difference between the traditional Home key unlocking experience.
At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition inherits the selling point of the traditional Xiaomi Mi 8, the dual-frequency GPS ultra-precise navigation system, while supporting multi-function, built-in voice AI system, etc.
At last, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition uses a 6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 2248 × 1080, a Snapdragon 845 processor, an 8GB memory +128GB body storage, a 12MP + 12MP AI zoom dual-camera (supporting AI short video clip recording, AI scene camera (studio light effect + recognition of 206 scenes), a front 20MP camera (supporting micro plastic beauty), a built-in 2900mAh capacity battery, and many more.