The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the third smartphone after the original Mi 8 and the most-innovative Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. On the other hand, it’s the mini variant of the company’s annual flagship, and it’s the world’s first Snapdragon 710-powered devices. Thus, we are dealing with a unique sample. What’s amazing, the 6+64GB version of this handset is already available at $329.99. So you can make yours after getting acquainted with its key features.
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The original Mi 8 sports a 6.21-inch screen equivalent to the traditional 5.5-inch devices. But the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is packed with a 5.88-inch full-screen equivalent to the common 5.2-inch models. Thus, it is more comfortable in terms of single-hand operations. However, both use the same Samsung AMOLED material and a resolution of 2244×1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 18.7:9, while the screen ratio reaches 86.12%. It also supports P3 color gamut, 60000:1 contrast, and 600nit brightness.
As we said, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered device. It is based on the same 10nm process node like the Snapdragon 845. The AnTuTu score reaches 170,000 points. Moreover, the Snapdragon 710 AI is twice as powerful as the Snapdragon 660. It uses the third-gen Kryo CPU like the Snapdragon 845, the Adreno 6 series GPU, the second-generation Spectre ISP, the Hexagon 685 DSP, the X15 LTE baseband, Bluetooth 5.0, and 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Apart from this, the chip is paired with a 4/6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, and 3120mAh battery. It runs on MIUI10.
Our protagonist is packed with a 12MP+5MP dual-camera, which uses 1.4-micron large pixels, dual-core focus, 206 scenes AI recognition, and supports portrait mode. There is a 20MP front camera coming with a low-light self-timer, night self-timer, 2 microns 4-in-1 superpixels, AI single shot blur, and 10 scenes AI recognition.