Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (Special Edition) is official: specs, features, and price revealed

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Today, Xiaomi is a mood to introduce not just one but two devices. Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the company has announced Mi 8, its flagship handset. The second smartphone that they revealed is the special edition of Mi 8. Arguably the toned-down version, the Mi 8 SE debuts Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor.

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What are the Mi 8 SE specifications?

This might surprise you (again) since it houses an AMOLED display. The 5.8-inch full-screen display comes with full HD+ resolution. If you’re someone who enjoys camera photography, then, Xiaomi has pushed a dual-rear camera setup on this unit for you.

The primary lens is of 12MP followed by the secondary lens of 5MP. This dual-rear camera setup will be powered by an AI. For all the selfie lovers in the market, it has got a 20MP selfie camera with AI-powered portrait mode.

Talking further on the Snapdragon 710, it has the dedicated multi-core AI engine. It promises a better integration of AI in all forms of experiences including camera, UI, and much more. The powerful Kryo CPU is believed to be a stepping stone for the mid-range segment, bringing high-end performance and efficiency to the segment.

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This Xiaomi smartphone is priced at 1799 Yuan, which translates to approximately Rs 18,999. It is unknown whether Xiaomi has any plans to introduce it in other countries than its homeland or not. Just like the uncertainties on whether Mi 8 will come to India or not.

Let us know in the comments section below if you’d be interested in any of the devices announced at the Xiaomi event today. 

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