DxOMark: Xiaomi Mi 8 beats the Samsung Galaxy S9+ in still shots


There's an Apple-like dual camera array that features two 12-megapixel cameras.

Xiaomi built its mobile empire with iPhone knockoffs, and it looks the company hasn't outgrown the habit.

Xiaomi Mi 8 features a6.21-inch AMOLEDdisplay, full HD+resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Like Leagoo, Xiaomi has replicated the look of the rear of the iPhone X as well as the front - also adding in very similar-looking wallpaper.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be priced at 2,699 yuan (£317). Apart from this, the MIUI 10 comes loaded with a new Driving Mode that takes advantage of Xiaomi's virtual assistant to control the smartphone in the vehicle and users can safely navigate to a location and reply to messages without touching the phone. The Mi 8 comes in at 2,699 yuan ($421) in China. Exposure and white balance inaccuracies, loss of detail and inconsistent sharpness are the main issues that you may experience with the Mi 8's videos. "As we mark our 8th year with significant milestones and prepare to enter a new stage in our journey, Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition celebrate our growth and truly show how far we have come", said Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi. The camera setup consists of wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture rate respectively and an LED flash. Vivo X21 is another smartphone that comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and has recently gone on sale in India. Coinciding with the launch of the device, DxOMark, the camera benchmarking website also released its in-depth analysis of the camera on the Mi 8. At the heart of the handset is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC alongside 6GB of RAM and your choice of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage.

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MIUI 10, Xiaomi's customised Android operating system for its smartphones, was announced at its annual event in China.

In terms of design, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE resembles the standard Mi 8 SE with a slightly smaller display along with an all-glass design. It bears a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the Mi 8 Explorer Edition has an in-display fingerprint sensor. It starts at CNY 2699 and is limited to China only for now.

There's also MIUI 10 - the latest version of Xiaomi's Android skin - to look forward to, though numerous new features this update will bring are intended for users in China. Wait until you get a load of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

Xiaomi Mi 8 comes packed with top end specifications in addition with quite a few interesting features. Then the 6GB/128GB model has a 2,999 yuan (~$468) price tag, while the 6GB/256GB model will retail for 3,299 yuan (~$515).