Smartphones have really evolved with a bang and that’s saying something. With Oneplus 6’s Avengers Edition, also with ASUS announcing the ROG gaming infused smartphones, and with Vivo announcing the pop-up selfie cameras, the smartphone brands are definitely pulling out all the stops in revolutionizing the smartphone industry.
Another smartphone which is definitely making waves is the Xiaomi Inc. Founded in 2008, the company gained traction in the market shares in China to become China’s biggest smartphone manufacturer in 2014. The company has had quite an impressive run in the industry right now and the latest news is that they would be eyeing for a whopping $100 billion dollar valuation now which is great news for both the consumers and the investors. As of right now, Xiaomi stands at the 5th position being the largest smartphone company in the world. It is also ranked 4th as being the largest smartphone manufacturer.
XIAOMI ANNUAL CONFERENCE BRIEFING:
During the recently concluded annual conference of Xiaomi, the company CEO Lei Jun announced that they would very likely be ranked among the Fortune 500 global companies in 2018. Jun added that the company has adhered to the technical innovations and they value quality at the utmost. “Quality is the lifeblood of company development”, he says “Our quality has significantly improved on the original basis, and Xiaomi products have gained a wider recognition.”
But the news which got everyone talking is the release of the Brand Killer or the Flagship Killer at Xiaomi’s Shenzhen Conference to be held on 31st May 2018. It’s being as one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year and it truly justifies the fact. The 8th-anniversary edition of Mi will be launched alongside the Mi7. But we would turn our sights to Mi8.
XIAOMI MI8 SE:
Xiaomi Mi8 SE is a 5.88-inch touch-screen and a completely bezel-less display which embodies its true beauty. The display is completely AMOLED providing you a crystal clear resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels at a Pixel per Inch of 423. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass with the HDR10 display providing you with an unmatched strength, unlike any other smartphone. It’s powered by Android 8.1 (Oreo) coupled with a unique chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 which is the first one to be ever incorporated in any smartphone in the world. It also has the Octacore CPU of 8×2.2Ghz with Kryo 360 and a powerful Adreno 616 GPU.
In terms of storage, Xiaomi has given a 64GB internal memory with two variants of 4 and 6GB RAM. The camera quality is undoubtedly one of the best in the world; it packs a 12-megapixel camera having the aperture of 1.4m and a dual pixel PDAF in the back. The front camera is of a whopping 20 megapixel with a 2.0m aperture with LED Flash on both sides. The camera additionally provides:
- Dual pixel phase detection autofocus
- Face detection
It has the 2160p and 1080p video recording capabilities as well. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Hotspot connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0; add to that it has Type C 1.0 reversible connector. It has a rear mounted Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, a proximity sensor and compass as well. The phone also has a powerful Non-removable Li-Po 3120mAh battery with the fast charging capability using Quick Charge 3.0 and it comes in 4 beautiful colours i.e. Gray, Blue, Red, and Gold.
Xiaomi has literally pulled out all the stops while designing this beast and have once again proved that it does focus on quality rather than anything else. With a 20MP shooter, the camera does score high points and they are being dubbed by the company as “The best ever smartphone by the company”. In the power sector, it packs a careful yet deadly punch with the Snapdragon 710 which adds the Multi-core Qualcomm AI and Kryo 360 CPU for optimized performance. Having a mixture power, beauty and performance all, Mi8 step in being one of the bold and vivacious models in their line-up.