Xiaomi's latest devices just cannot keep still and keep leaking ahead of their official launch tomorrow. We just got a clearer view of the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and the Mi Band 3 and we got to learn a few new specs.
The render shows the Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE next to each other, confirming the existence of the latter and the front design of both phones. Remember, though, the notch of the Mi 8 SE won't be supporting the 3D face of the standard Mi 8. Still, we remain impressed by the screen-to-body ratio of the Mi 8 SE will offer - just as great as its bigger sibling's.
Thanks to the leaked poster, the Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE's sales dates are revealed as well. The Mi 8 pre-orders will open on the date of the event - May 31 with actual shipments starting June 5. The Mi 8 SE alteration go on sale three days later on June 8.
The second leak comes to confirm that the Mi 8 won't be incorporating in-display fingerprint sensor - the photo clearly shows the rear-mounted scanner. We can also see that "GPS" is still being marketed as a special feature, so the dual-GPS module rumored before doesn't seem too far-fetched.
In addition, the source from Weibo posts a photo of the Mi Band 3 and its retail box but doesn't reveal any other details.
Source (in Chinese)
SE actually looks much better than the regular. Less iphony.
This device will be a flop if their biggest bragging point is more accurate gps... The notch is too big, the bigger variant is too big, the smaller one is not small enough and edges are too square.
I really want a LCD display. OLED screens have burn in. My Moto X 2 and my Galaxy S7, with AMOLED displays, had burn in. The fingerprint scanner on backside gives me a little hope.