Today, huge Chinese online store, Suning Tesco, announced that the 6GB + 128GB version of Xiaomi Mi 8 will now sell for 2479 yuan ($356) which is 520 yuan ($75) cheaper than the starting price of 2999 yuan ($431). This price is very competitive and with this price cut, other online stores will probably do same. The price of this smartphone has depreciated appreciable due to the November sales and it appears that a couple of stores still sell at pretty low prices.
This smartphone is equipped with a notched 6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor while its battery capacity is 3400 mAh. In the camera department, it uses the same dual-camera module as Xiaomi MIX 2S. It adopts a 12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto sensors on the rear. The main lens is the Sony IMX363, which supports Dual DP dual-core focusing and four-axis optical anti-shake. On DxOMark, this smartphone rear camera scored 105 points which is 4 points higher than iPhone X’s 101 points. However, we have a 20MP selfie shooter. In addition, the Mi 8 is also the world’s first smartphone that supports dual-frequency GPS positioning. It supports L1+L5 dual-frequency positioning, which can effectively solve the problem of inaccurate positioning of single-frequency mobile phones.
More importantly, Xiaomi Mi 8 can now be upgraded with the handheld night scene feature which was first introduced with the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. The principle is that when the shutter is pressed, the camera will take 8 photos with different exposure schemes at the same time. The key features of each image will be selected to get the final “perfect” image. In addition, the first development system which adds 960 fps super slow-motion videos to Xiaomi Mi 8 is also available.