Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Announced; Essentially Mi 8 Explorer Without Translucent Skin

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition in twilight gold

Xiaomi says this pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner is 29% faster and 8.8% more accurate than the in-display fingerprint scanner on the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

Xiaomi's a little late to join the likes of other Chinese manufacturers, namely Vivo and Oppo, in adopting in-display fingerprint scanner in its smartphones.

Xiaomi has today launched Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth aka Mi 8 Lite smartphone in China The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is the watered-down variant of the company's flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 which was launched earlier this year.

The rest of the spec sheet is a familiar sight.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition in blue
Watch Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth / Lite & Meizu M16X Live Streams Here

The former model is similar to the standard Mi 8, featuring a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage. The edition comes in either transparent back option or in a twilight gold gradient colourway.

Other specifications of the handset include 6.21-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display on the front carrying a resolution of 1080 x 2248 and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The Mi 8 Lite has a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Its operating system is Android 8.1 with the MIUI 10 interface. The company has partnered with Unreal Engine to deliver constant frame rate while playing heavy games such as PUBG or Fortnite. Cameras on this new variant also remain the same. For photography, the Mi 8 Screen Pro features a pair of 12-megapixel sensors on the rear with the secondary sensor being a telephoto lens. At the front it features a 20MP selfie camera. Meizu 16X live stream will start at 4:30 pm Beijing Time (2:00 PM IST / 8:30 AM GMT), while Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth /Lite will go live at 2PM Beijing Time (11:30 AM IST/6 AM GMT). The phone still has a 3400mAh battery.

Internal storage: While the 4GB RAM version of the Mi 8 Lite will be available with 64GB storage, the 6GB RAM version will be available with 64GB and 128GB storage.

The best thing about the Mi 8 Lite might be its starting price, coming in at just 1,399 yuan (~$204) for a 4GB RAM/64GB storage model. Rs 37,824). The new variant can be picked up from September 21 in China.

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