Xiaomi's Mi 8 is an unabashed iPhone X copycat

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The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes in at 3,699 CNY while the Mi 8 SE starts at 1,799 CNY.

The Mi 8's 6.21-inch display has a large notch cut out of the top for its front camera and sensors, and the dual camera system is stacked vertically - just like Apple's flagship from previous year. The Mi 8 uses a 6.21-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED full screen display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 86.68% screen-to-body ratio.

Pricing for the Mi 8 line is competitive.

Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched by the company at its annual product launch event in Shenzhen China on Thursday. Talking about the video recording performance, the report added that Mi 8 camera comes with accurate, smooth and fast autofocus "with good subject tracking" along with wide dynamic range and "attractive" color rendering.

If you liked the look of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, it's nearly certain you'll like the design of the Mi Band 3 as the design is remarkably similar. Xiaomi says that the Mi TV 4 75-inch screen supports 4K resolution as well as HDR, possibly with 10-bit colours.

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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. Here's a detailed comparison between Mi 8, OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 keeping the specifications and features in mind.

Xiaomi is also launching two other iterations of its new flagship: the Mi 8 Explorer Edition and the Mi 8 SE.

The Mi Band 3 will be available with Blue, Red and Black straps, and the basic version will cost CNY 169 (US $26/€22) while the NFC-enabled version will go for CNY 199 (US $31/€26), when it becomes available on June 5th. The notch houses a 20 MP f/2.0 1.8-micron pixel selfie camera with AI features, a proximity sensor, an IR lighting module and lens, and the earpiece. They're the first I've personally seen to take the characteristic forehead notch and replicate it. Interestingly enough, it will also work with phones that lacks a dedicated depth-sensing sensor or do not have a dual-rear camera on board.

There's also pedometer features, plus when you're working out you'll get real time stats on the screen of your distance, duration and more. In comparison, the Mi 8 comes with the same amount of RAM, but it is available in the 64, 128 and 256GB storage models. The phone comes equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi disclosed a schedule, but it only applies to open and closed beta tests, so we are months away from the actual release of MIUI 10 for the majority of devices.

This is a very affordable fitness tracker too with the price set at 179 Chinese yuan for the most basic version, which roughly translates as $30 / £20 / AU$36.

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