To return to the previous 1999 yuan ($291) price tag, the Chinese Apple will hold a new product launch conference tomorrow and officially announce the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition. We don’t know why it is called in this way but the upcoming model will have a big change in the appearance. Besides the horizontally arranged dual-camera on the back, it will adopt a mirror glass back with a few color options such as the twilight gold, deep gray, and dream blue.
According to the Ministry of Industry Information Network, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition uses a 6.26-inch 2280 × 1080 resolution full-screen, a glass body, a rear fingerprint recognition, a 4/6/8GB memory, a 32/64/128GB storage, a front-facing 24MP camera, a rear 12MP dual-camera, and a 3250mAh battery.
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Well, this features have been leaked for a while and we knew it before, but what about the processor? We have been hoping the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition will be packed with a pseudo-flagship chip of the Snapdragon 710 like the Mi 8 SE. But a promotional sticker has been leaked today, showing our protagonist will be packed with a Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC.
The main reason why we have been thinking so was the number of cores and the frequency they clock at – 8 cores and 2.2GHz. What’s more interesting the SND660 comes with identical parameters. So the TENAA information was correct.
Actually, the Snapdragon 710 uses a 10nm process, integrates two Kryo 360 2.2GHz and six Kryo 360 1.7GHz CPU cores, the Adreno 616 GPU, and supports the X15 LTE Cat.15 baseband.
As for the Snapdragon 660, it still uses a 14nm process, integrates four Kryo 260 2.2GHz and four Kryo 260 1.8GHz CPU cores, Adreno 512 GPU core, and X12 LTE Cat.12 baseband. But it is not as good as the Snapdragon 710 in terms of ISP, DSP, and other aspects.
In addition, the sticker confirms that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition sports a 6.26-inch 19:9 full-screen and a 24MP front shooter.