Not only released the Mi 8 Pro, Xiaomi also introduced another Mi 8 family, the Mi 8 Lite. Interestingly, Xiaomi packed the Mi 8 Lite with 2.5D curved glass on the rear body panel so that this smartphone looks so beautiful.
Furthermore, Xiaomi also said that the Mi 8 Lite has a unique mirror effect and is derived from the “mirror nano vacuum sputtering” technology. This they did because it was inspired by the works of French Impressionist Oscar-Claude Monet.
You could say, this is the first time the company led by Lei Jun was able to create a smartphone with a choice of gradation colors. There are two color gradations offered, namely Dream Blue and Twilight Gold. In addition, there is also a Deep Gray solid color with the same mirror effect.
Xiaomi, which started the “Youth Edition” trend, believes that competitors have also begun to follow the same thing. At the launch event, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer compared the Mi 8 Lite with the iPhone XR, and they said the Mi 8 Lite was a “Youth Edition” from the iPhone.
Mi 8 Lite has a thickness of 7.5 mm, slimmer than the iPhone XR, OPPO R17, Vivo X23, and Huawei P20. Xiaomi also showed that the Mi 8 Lite’s bezel and bangs are still better than those made by Apple on the iPhone XR.
This smartphone also features dual-camera rear support which has a 12 MP + 5 MP configuration plus LED flash. The dual-camera placement is placed horizontally in the upper left corner. In the upper middle position, there is a fingerprint sensor and does not miss the typical “Mi” logo.
The Volume and Power buttons are placed on the right side. On the bottom side, there is a USB Type-C and also a speaker grill. The front side of the smartphone is dominated by a 6.26-inch screen that has a resolution of 19: 9 FullHD + with aspect ratio. The bangs above the screen are allocated to load the front camera of 24 MP plus AI.
Speaking of the kitchen, the Mi 8 Lite is supported by the Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset. Not to forget, there is also support for RAM of 4 GB and 6 GB, as well as internal storage with a capacity of 64 GB and 128 GB. Running with the Oreo-based MIUI interface, this smartphone also has a 3,500 mAh battery.
Intrigued by the price? Xiaomi offers the Mi 8 Lite pre-order starting from the price of 1,399 Yuan or around IDR 3 million. One of Xiaomi’s top brass, Donovan Sung, through his Twitter account wrote that in the near future Mi 8 Lite will also be sold to the global market.