Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 128GB 8GB Mobile Phones
$780 - $780
OS Version: Android 8.1 Oreo
Screen Size: 6.21 inches
Display Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixels
Camera Resolution: 12 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera: 20 MP
ChipSet: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
Processor Type: Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
Battery: 3,000mAh battery
Availability: In Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide )
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Xiaomi back in July 2018, held a new product launch conference and announced its 8th-anniversary smartphone named Xiaomi Mi 8. Hold on! There are many other versions namely Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer which is now known as Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro in Australia and other countries except China. The Mi 8 Pro is backed by lots of innovations and most important of all, it doesn’t cost a fortune. The innovative and decent amount of features include 6.21-inches (1080 x 2248) Super AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845, Android 8.1 Oreo and 6/8GB of RAM. 128GB of onboard memory, dual 12MP rear, and 20MP FaceTime sensor and 3000mAh battery are also a part of Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro.
Display and OS
The device houses 6.21-inches Super AMOLED display with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and has an 83.8% screen-to-body ratio. The Mi 8 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with no defined timeline of an upgrade.
- Display Size: 6.21-inches Super AMOLED
- Display Resolution: 1080 x 2248 Pixels
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
RAM and ROM
Moving on, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro comes in 2 different variants in terms of RAM only – 6GB and 8GB. The onboard memory which is 128GB remains the same. The 8GB of RAM is paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset and Adreno 630 – manages a graphical department quite well. The overall performance is up to snuff and gives users lag-free and smooth performance. Be noted, users won’t be able to expand its onboard memory any further, unfortunately.
- RAM: 8GB
- ROM: 128GB
- Expandable: No Further
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 630
There is a dual 12MP + 12MP rear shooter with an aperture of f/1.8 + f/2.4 respectively on Mi 8 Pro – scored 99 points on DXOMark. The first 12MP is supported by 4-axis IOS and dual-pixel PDAF whereas secondary 12MP is holding its position with 1/3.4” sensor size and 1.0um pixel size. Both lenses are backed by AI and offering users 2x Optical Zoom and other dazzling features. There is a 20MP FaceTime sensor, though, for taking selfies and video calls.
- Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 12MP
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Camera Features: Dual-LED Flash, HDR, Panorama
- Videos: 2061p@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps
So many connectivity options Mi 8 Pro comes with are USB Type-C Port for Hi-Seep Data Transfer and fast charging, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/b/ac, GPS, Dual-SIM and 4G VoLTE support. A fingerprint scanner is available inside the screen. Connectivity options of Mi 8 Pro are listed below:
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Dual-Band, DLNA
- Bluetooth: 5.0 A2DP LE
- NFC: Yes
- USB: Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
Powering Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is a 3000mAh battery – sounds a little disappointing when compared to its rivals. But with a help of Fast Charging Feature, Mi 8 Pro won’t take more than an hour to get it charged from 0% to 100%. A moderate user will go through an entire day and a light user will get a little more juice.
- Battery: 3000mAh Non-Removable
- Battery Features: Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is loaded with plentiful sensors including Infrared Face Recognition, on-screen fingerprint scanner and an Accelerometer (an electronic component) which measures motion and tilt. Moreover, you’ll find a Proximity sensor which detects when you hold a smartphone near your face when listening to a call. The handset has a Dual SIM option – making users enable to use 2 SIM at once. Sensors of Mi 8 Pro are:
- Infrared Face Recognition
- On-screen Fingerprint scanner
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Price and Availability
When will Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro land in Australia – it’s something we’re short on words on for now. But an official release month of Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro in China is September 2018. After China, it’ll be available for purchase in India and some Asian countries whereas Australian and European audience has to wait a little more. And as far as Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Price in Australia is to be seen, chances are users won’t pay more than AU$699-750. As of now, it’s our educated guess and as soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know.