The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is launched in India. The phone features 5.88 inch AMOLED full screen HD+(1080x2244 pixels) display with 2.5D glass protection, 423 ppi pixel density, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, and 86.12 percent screen to body ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor. This is the first smartphone to integrate the recently announced chip of 10nm octa-core. It is coupled with Adreno 616 graphics and 4GB or 6GB RAM options. Inbuilt storage is of 64GB, not expandable via microSD card. In terms of optics, the handset features a AI dual camera. With one as 12-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor.
The camera features include f/1.9 aperture, Bokeh mode, Portrait mode, monochrome temp flash, HDR adjustment, panorama mode, burst mode, facial recognition, dimming technology, EIS, and AI features like business card recognition, intelligent translation, and intelligent exchange rate conversion. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel shooter with AI background bokeh, smart beauty features built-in front soft light, automatic HDR, 4K video capture, and slow motion. Connectivity options on board the Mi 8 SE include bluetooth 5.0, wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, VoLTE, and USB Type-C support.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE packs a 3120mAh battery that claims to offer 269 hours of standby, 108 hours of local music playback, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of continuous gaming. The battery comes with support for fast charging as well. It runs Android 8.1(Oreo) out of the box. Onboard sensors include fingerprint, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, vibration sensor and infrared. It is also equipped with face unlock, which works faster. The smartphone is available in Black, Blue, Red and Gold colors in market. The mobile is priced at Rs. 18,900/ Rs. 21,100 for 4/6GB and 64GB variants.