We have known for some time now, that Xiaomi is working on a cheaper variant of the Mi 8, called the Mi 8 Youth Edition. Yes, Xiaomi already has a cheaper version of the Mi 8, which is known as the Mi 8SE. However, the Mi 8 Youth Edition is said to be available in various color options, to attract the younger generation.
Not a lot is known about this smartphone at this moment. Although there have been a few leaks, and we did post some exclusive tidbits about the phone, but not all the details are out there. One by one though, new information is being revealed about the Mi 8 Youth Edition.
In the latest leak, the price for the phone has been revealed. We cannot be completely sure about this, but it does sound somewhat right. The phone has already appeared on TENAA, and we know it does exist.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition: Price in China
A new photo has surfaced online, which shows the pricing for the Mi 8 Youth Edition smartphone. Apparently, the phone will cost CNY 1,999.
Xiaomi is said to launch the phone sometime this month, although the exact date isn’t known. We have heard several rumors that the launch event will happen mid-September. And since the phone has appeared on TENAA, it should mean that it has already been give all the certifications as well.
The CNY 1,999 pricing is courtesy of a hand-written poster in a mall in China. Therefore, we cannot confirm the authenticity of this claim. The Mi 8 SE, which is the cheaper variant of the Mi 8, is priced at CNY 1,799. The Youth Edition is said to be available in Black, Gold, Space Gray, and Blue.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition: Specifications, Features
Alright, so we don’t really know all the specifications of this upcoming smartphone, but we do know a little. Firstly, the phone will be similarly spec’d like the Mi 8 SE. It is believed that the Youth Edition will come with the Snapdragon 710 processor. Leaked specifications have confirmed the same. We also know that it will have up to 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.
Other leaks have stated that the phone could come with a 6.26-inch Full HD+ LCD display, with a notch, and a 19:9 aspect ratio. This is bigger than the screen found on the Mi 8 SE. The camera setup on the Youth Edition could be similar to the Mi 8 SE though. We have seen evidence of a 12MP sensor at the back, which could be paired with a 5MP depth unit. We are not very sure about this. At the front, you can expect a higher resolution 24MP selfie camera, compared to the 20MP one found on the Mi 8 SE.
As per the leaks, the Youth Edition will also feature a larger battery, somewhere around 3400mAh perhaps. Again, not confirmed, so it could be different in the real device. These are all the details that we currently know of. There haven’t been many more leaks about the phone yet. However, as the launch date is said to be around the mid of this month, we can expect leaks and renders to pop-up on the internet.