In the first week of September, we exclusively had revealed the details that Xiaomi is prepping up for the launch of Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition, and the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition. The existence of the first one was already confirmed by the company itself who had teased regarding the venue of the launch event to be in Chengdu. Well, now without further ado, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that it will unveil the Mi 8 Youth Edition in next week, on September 19.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth: Launch Date Confirmed:
Today morning, the Chinese smartphone maker has officially revealed on its Weibo handle that it will launch the Mi 8 Youth Edition in Chengdu, which is the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The phone’s launch will take place on September 19. There’s hardly any pricing details which are unknown for now even if it exists, as for the specifications and other information regarding the phone’s design, it was leaked earlier. If you are interested in knowing what this new offering will feature, read on further:
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth: Leaked Specifications, Features:
Considering that the handset was certified by China’s TENAA certification authority, we have full specs of the device along with its renders. Going by those details, the Mi 8 Youth Edition should feature a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC. It will debut in three different RAM and storage configurations that will include: 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB model, and a high-end option 8GB RAM that will pack 128GB memory. Apart from the internal memory option, the phone will even have microSD card support, allowing the storage expansion up to 256GB. On the software side, the device probably will be running Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI out of the box.
The imaging aspect of the smartphone is supposed to be handled by a dual rear-facing camera that might consist of 12MP+8MP sensors. While for selfies and video calling, the phone might offer higher resolution 24MP snapper. We should see the device offering traditional connectivity options like dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac, Bluetooth, GPS+GLONASS, microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. A 3250mAh battery is said to handle the phone’s usage which no doubt will have fast charging support.
Dimension-wise, the device will measure 156.4×75.8×7.5mm, and will weigh around 169 grams. It will be shipped with various colour options that include: Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, Silver, Green, Gradient, Blue-violet Gradient, and Purple gold gradient.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth: Expected Price
If the rumours about the pricing are to be believed, there was a poster revealed in an offline shop in China which had exposed that the Mi 8 Youth will cost around CNY 1,999. This translates to (Rs. 21,082). For now, there are no other details available, as such, regarding the pricing of the different variants. If the information we got from our sources is to be considered, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition will be available in only two configurations – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options, in Black and Gold colours.
However, as for now, it’s unknown whether Xiaomi plans to launch the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition on September 19. We recommend you to stay tuned with us, as we will be reporting the final specs, pricing, and availability information about these handsets when they go official.