Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will launch on June 7 as an Amazon exclusive

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 will launch on June 7 as an Amazon exclusive

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is considered as the most powerful member since not only does it come with a Snapdragon 845, the processor's performance is complemented by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Mi 8 SE is a step further down the ladder, packing a mid-tier processor (a Snapdragon 710), smaller AMOLED display (5.88-inch), and 12MP and 5MP rear cameras.

As expected, the Mi 8 looks just like the iPhone X, from the notch design to the vertical dual cameras at its back. Talking about the pricing, the Mi 8 SE with 4GB and 6GB of RAM is priced at 1799 Yuan and 1999 Yuan respectively.

Along with launching the new MIUI 10, Xiaomi also launched the Mi 8 phone. Even though it shares the same name as the former, the Mi 8 SE isn't exactly just a carbon copy of the phone in a more compact form factor.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition has design and hardware that's similar to the Mi 8, however, there are some differences. While the Mi 8 features IR face unlock, the Explorer Edition supports 3D face unlock. The standard Mi 8 does away with this stylistic choice for a solid blue, white and black color scheme.

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The company also claims that the Explorer Edition is the first Android phone in the world to use 3D face recognition technology, like the iPhone X's Face ID - and of course there's an Animoji equivalent on board. On the RAM front, it's available in 6 GB or 8 GB options, with 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB storage variants. The Explorer Edition will retail for $577, the SE for $281.

The selfie snapper is 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and also jumps the AI hype train with AI portrait selfies and AI Beautify.

Both the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition feature a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,240 x 1,080.

One main reason makes sense: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset can not be in the position as shown off. It has a 110mAh battery that promises a 50 percent increase over the Mi Band 2, while a slightly more expensive variant packs an NFC chip that allows for mobile payments. The SE gets its juice from a 3120 mAh battery, and is chargeable via a Type-C port, with 18 W Quick Charge 3.0 keeping thing quick. The company is reportedly prepping up to release the Redmi S2 midrange smartphone but rebranded as the Redmi Y2.

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