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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with 6.26-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, AI dual rear cameras Launched in China

By The Mobile 360 on September 19, 2018
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Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi announced Xiaomi MI 8 Pro aka Mi 8 Fingerprint Edition, and Mi 8 Lite aka Mi 8 Youth edition in China on September 19th, 2018. the former is the standard variant of the company’s flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 featuring similar specifications with an in-display fingerprint sensor. while, the later is a budget, toned down variant of Mi 8. We, will discuss more about Mi 8 Lite aka Mi 8 Youth edition in this article.


Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Youth Edition) specifications

As mentioned earlier, The Mi 8 Lite aka Mi 8 Youth edition is toned-down variant of Mi 8. it features a glass back with gradient finish at the back and bears a 6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 display with a notch, 403 PPI pixel density, and 1500:1 Contrast. it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE paired with up to 6GB of RAM and Adreno 512 GPU.

The Mi 8 Lite aka Mi 8 Youth edition is available in three storage configurations — 4GB LPDDR4x + 64GB storage, 6GB LPDDR4x + 64GB storage, 4GB LPDDR4x + 128GB storage. all the variants supports storage expansion up to 256GB via microSD card. The device runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is fueled by 3,350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.

 

In the camera department, the device sports a dual rear cameras setup with 12-megapixel SONY IMX363 primary sensor with 1.4um Large Pixel, f/1.9 Large Aperture, Dual PD Dual Core Focus, and a Secondary 5-megapixel SAMSUNG S5K5E8 sensor with 1.12um Large Pixel which captures depth-of-field effects for portrait shots. it comes with AI scene recognition which detects upto 238 scenes and AI screen feature which intelligently captures beautiful shots in daylight and night. other camera features includes AI Dual Capture, Portrait Mode, Background Blur, Monochrome Temperature Flash, Dark Light Enhancement Technology, High Dynamic Range Adjustment Technology, Panorama Mode, Continuous Mode, Face Recognition, AI Beauty, Rear Video Beauty, AI studio lighting effect, and AI dream blur.

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In terms of video recording, the device captures 1080p videos at 60 fps, 720p / 1080p / 4K videos at 30 fps, 720p / 1080p slow motion video at 120 fps.

On the front, there’s 24-megapixel SONY IMX576 sensor with 4-1 pixel binning technology, 1.8um Large Pixel, Ai Beauty which intelligently recognizes your facial features and enhances it accordingly. the display light up in different colors to suit different scenarios when taking selfies, and intelligently illuminating the face with the right color temperature to provide you the best selfie experience. other features includes AI background blur, AI scene recognition, AI smart beauty 6.0, AI self-timer scene camera, front automatic HDR, and video beauty.

The Mi 8 Lite aka Mi 8 Youth edition comes with rear-facing fingerprint sensor and includes connectivity options such as Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. onboard sensors include distance sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, e-compass, ambient light sensor, vibration motor. the device measures at 156.4 × 75.8 × 7.5 mm and weighs at 169 grams.


Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Youth Edition) specs

  • 6.26-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ display, 19:9 aspect ratio, 500:1 Contrast, 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.2GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM
    64GB storage / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.4μm large pixel size, f/1.9 aperture,Dual PD Dual Core Focus, Secondary 5MP camera
  • 24MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX576 sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear facing)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: distance sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, e-compass, ambient light sensor, vibration motor.
  • 3,350 mAh in-built battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions: 156.4 × 75.8 × 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 169 grams
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Youth Edition) price, availability

The Mi 8 Lite price is set at 1399 yuan (US$ 204 / Rs. 14,835 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant which will be available only in Deep space grey color variant. while, the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant is price at 1699 yuan (US$ 248 / Rs. 18,020 approx.) — The top end variant with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage is priced at 1999 yuan (US$ 290 / Rs. 21,200 approx.) — all the variants other variants, except 4GB RAM with 64GB storage will comes in Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold and Deep space grey color options.


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