With Qualcomm having unveiled the Snapdragon 710 SoC just a few days back, Xiaomi is out with the first device sporting the all new higher-mid range chip, and calling it the Mi 8 SE (SE stands for Special Edition, duh).
The Mi 8 SE was launched alongside the Mi 8 and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition during Xiaomi’s 8th anniversary launch event. The Mi 8 SE sports a smaller 5.88-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display from Samsung with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and a screen to body ratio of 86.12%. It has a contrast ratio of 60000:1 and can reach brightness levels of up to 600 nits.
The major highlight of the Mi 8 SE is what’s under the hood. The Snapdragon 710 is a very capable chip providing flagship grade features without much of a compromise on mid-range devices. It’s based on the 10nm manufacturing process and features Qualcomm’s big.LITTLE architecture. Since the Mi 8 SE is the first device to sport this chip, it would be interesting to see how the device performs compared to its elder siblings, the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
The rear camera configuration is a dual camera setup with 12+5MP sensors, and the front-facing selfie shooter is a 20MP unit.
The Mi 8 SE comes with a 3120mAh battery and will be available in four color options – Red, bright blue, gold and dark gray. There are two RAM/Storage configurations available with the base variant sporting 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage priced at 1799 Yuan ($280/INR 19,000) and another variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage priced at 1999 Yuan ($310/INR 21,000). As always, Xiaomi is mum about the phone launching outside of China. Would you like to see the Mi 8 SE launch in India? Let us know through the comments section below.
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