Today, Xiaomi held a press conference in Hong Kong and officially released the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition (aka Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite) as well as the Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Version (aka Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro). Different from the mainland market, the Hong Kong version of these two mobile phones has only one configuration option and will be officially released tomorrow at noon.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition (Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite)
The Hong Kong version of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition is named the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite like other markets. The phone adopts a special-shaped full-screen design. It is the first gradient color smartphone of Xiaomi. It uses the same vacuum nano-sputtering process as the flagship models such as the Huawei P20. This handset is also equipped with the Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, which has the highest frequency of 2.2GHz.
In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition sports a 12MP + 5MP AI dual-camera. The main camera sensor is the same as that on the original Xiaomi Mi 8. Thus, it has a large pixel size of 1.4μm and an aperture of f/1.9.
In Hong Kong, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is available only in one version of 6GB + 128GB, which is priced at HK$2,299 (approximately $293).
Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Version (Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro)
The Hong Kong version of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Version is named the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. It is based on the regular version. But as the name suggests, a screen fingerprint module is added. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro phone uses an infrared face unlocking, while the Xiaomi 8 Explorer Edition uses the ‘Face ID’ 3D structure light to unlock.
In terms of configuration, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, a 6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED screen, a 12MP dual camera, with a 4-axis optical image stabilization and a f/1.8 aperture, a built-in 3000mAh battery, supporting QC 4.0+ fast charge, USB Moreover, this is the world’s first dual-band GPS smartphone.
In Hong Kong, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is only available with a version of 8GB + 128GB and is priced at HK$3,999 (approximately $510).