In addition to the new Mi 8 Pro, Xiaomi also introduced a more affordable in the Mi 8 series with the newly announced Mi 8 Lite. Unlike the Mi 8 SE, the Mi 8 Lite is a lot larger with a quarter of an inch taller and a larger display, however it uses an IPS LCD panel to save cost in production.
The new handset comes with a tall 6.26-inch display having a 1080p screen resolution with 19:9 Aspect ratio. A notch on top of the display is present and it houses the earpiece, a few sensors and the front-facing camera.
Taking about the camera, the front-facing camera on the Mi 8 Lite is a 24 Megapixel sensor and should do fairly enough for your Selfies and ultimately video calls from friends and family. On the back of the device, you’ll have a dual camera sensor that comprises of a 12 Megapixel main shooter and a 5 Megapixel depth sensor, the one responsible for your lovely bokeh and such. These imaging sensors are AI enabled and is designed to give you automatic settings for different scenes and environment.
The Mi 8 Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, the same chipset that powers most of other mid-range flagships. There’s a 6GB of RAM available with either 64GB or 128GB of storage and also a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of storage. There’s no room for memory expansion on the handset so your choice from these variants much be we thought out before making the your final decision. Nonetheless, it should do well with most of your storage needs.
The new handset boots Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI on top. Running and keeping the handset working is a 3,350mAh embedded battery with Quick Charge support that should give you enough juice to work throughout the day.
The rest of the features comes as standard and includes: Dual SIM functionality with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, high-speed Wi-Fi, USB-C interface, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS.
The new Mi 8 Lite will be available in these color options: Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold and Midnight Black. Prices starts at CNY 1,400 for the 4GB/64GB option then CNY 1,700 for the 6GB/64GB and CNY 2,000 for the top-end model with 6GB/128GB configuration.