From our last week poll, we had a battle of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone. Our results show that the Meizu 16, although a bit more expensive is most preferred with 46% vote while the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 got 34%. Fourteen percent of voters said “hard to pick” while 6% does not favour any of these devices for some reason.
Xiaomi smartphones have proven to be highly appreciated by the industry and the company has an appreciable presence in China. Other countries also appreciate this brand notably India and Indonesia Most recently, there were speculations that the company will add two smartphones to its 2018 Xiaomi Mi 8 series which already has three devices. One of the smartphones to be added is the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition and its price tag seem amazing. Xiaomi is expected to hold a huge product launch in mid-September. A Xiaomi official earlier said that the company will release a flagship smartphone for 1999 Yuan ($293) and an offline reservation poster shows that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition will sell for 1999 Yuan ($293).
At this price tag, it is now most likely that this smartphone will be powered by the recently released Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC further popularizing this chip. The likes of Smartisan Nut Pro 2S, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, 360 N7 Pro, and others use SD710 and they are all in the same price range. However, we have seen super cheap SD845 devices like the Meizu 16 and Xiaomi Pocophoone F1 thus we cannot rule out the possibility of the chip coming out from nowhere to take the driving seat of this device. Presently, a new Xiaomi device dubbed M1808D2TE/T/C has obtained radio transmission model approval and 3C certification. It is produced by Fuzhikang Precision Electronics (Langfang) Co., Ltd., and this could as well be the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition.
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According to a recent leak on Weibo and a TENAA appearance, it appears that this name of this smartphone is Xiaomi Mi 8X. It comes with a 6.26-inch notched screen with a display resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9 ratio. As earlier speculated, this smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. In the camera department, we have a dual rear 12MP primary snapper with an unspecified secondary shooter. Up front, its got a massive 24MP camera for selfies. The battery will be 3350 mAh or 3250 mAh but there is no information on the operating system. The overall design is expeccted to be consistent with the Xiaomi Mi 8 series.
Is the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition really necessary at this tiime? Do you think this smartphone will be a hit or miss? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below. If there is anything you need to add, use the comment.