Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM. It is the first Android smartphone that supports 3D facial recognition. It is also the first phone along with Mi 8 to feature dual-band GPS technology. Also, it is equipped with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader.
Design and Display
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition features a 2.5D translucent glass rear that is curved towards the edges. The translucent back gives a clear view of the innards of the phone such as the new design for the NFC coil, Kevlar texture for the battery and other components. The handset measures 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm and it weighs 177 grams. The size of the phone is similar to a traditional 5.2-inch phone.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition features a 6.21-inch S-AMOLED display like the Mi 8. It produces 18.7:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels. and it delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 86.12%. The screen is enabled with features like DCI-P3 colour gamut, 60000:1 contrast ratio, up to 600nits brightness, HDR support, Eye protection mode, and Always-On Display.
Packing a 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer operational capacity and performance are enhanced by Qualcomm’s heterogeneous computing approach. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is driven by Snapdragon 845 that comes with an Artificial Intelligence Engine. The SoC is coupled with 8 GB of RAM and it comes with an inbuilt storage of 128 GB. It also features a 3,000mAh battery that is found under the hood of the Mi 8. The Mi 8 EE supports Quick Charge 4+ fast charging. It pre-loaded with MIUI 10 based Android 8.1 Oreo.
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner and 3D Facial Recognition
The Mi 8 Explorer has an in-screen fingerprint reader that enables users to unlock the phone simply touch and scan fingerprint sensor embedded that is embedded in its display. Xiaomi claims that since the display of the phone is equipped with a highly sensitive pressure sensor, it can instantly scan and unlock the phone by touching on the screen gently.
Hence, a user does not require to press harder on the screen to unlock it. It is the first smartphone in the world with pressure sensitive in-screen fingerprint technology. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition features a complex structured light 3D module to enable 3D facial scanning. The notch of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition includes components like selfie camera, proximity sensor, ambient sensor, infrared lens, flood illuminator and dot projector.
AI Dual 12MP Back Camera and 20.0MP Front Camera (AI Smart Beauty)
The dual camera setup that includes a wide-angle 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor that is equipped with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4micron pixel size. It is accompanied by a secondary 12-megapixel S5K3M3 telephoto lens that has an aperture of f/2.4 and 1micron pixel size. It offers camera features like 4-axis OIS, optical zoom and dual autofocus, AI Studio Lighting for enhanced portrait shots, AI scene detection and video editing, 4K UHD video shooting and Full HD slow-motion recording at 240fps. The 20-megapixel selfie camera is placed inside the notch. Apart from 3D facial recognition, it offers features like 3D Beauty, 10 kinds of AI scene detection, mirror function and HDR.
Global 4G LTE Bands
The new Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is ready for global users, the built-in network bands following:
- GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
- CDMA1X/EVDO: BC0
- WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8
- TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
- TD-LTEB: 34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41(120MHz)
- FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 /B8 / B12 / B17 / B20