The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE can now be picked up in a new variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, although only in China at the moment. Until now, Xiaomi sold the device in two variants with 4GB/64GB storage and 6GB/64GB storage. Besides the storage bump to 128GB, the new variant of Mi 8 SE boasts similar specifications as the other two. For the unaware, the Mi 8 SE is the first smartphone to debut with the upper mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, which is the reason why Xiaomi did not launch the device in other markets. The Mi 8 SE was unveiled alongside the flagships Xiaomi Mi 8 and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE 128GB Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi MI 8 SE is an excellent mid-range smartphone, thanks to its specifications and affordable price tag. The Mi 8 SE sports glass back, measures 7.5mm in thickness and weighs 164 grams. Xiaomi has added a 5.88-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display on the front, which carries a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels. Internally, the Mi 8 SE has the Snapdragon 710 chipset, paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
The Mi 8 SE is also a beast when it comes to camera specifications. Xiaomi has added a primary 12MP sensor on the rear which has a f/1.9 aperture, EIS, PDAF and so on. The primary sensor is paired with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Xiaomi’s camera app comes loaded with a slew of AI features. Up front, the Mi 8 SE packs a 20MP shooter. Both the front and rear cameras are capable of recording 4K videos.
To keep the device thin, Xiaomi has gone with a smaller 3120mAh battery. The phone boots Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE 128GB Price and Availability
The all-new 6GB+128GB storage variant of the Mi 8 SE is priced at 2,299 Yuan (approx. Rs 24,100). The new variant will be available in various colour options- Gold, Dark Grey, Bright Red and Bright Blue. Notably, the other variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is retailing for 1799 Yuan (approx. Rs 19,000) and 1999 Yuan (approx. Rs 21,200) for the 6GB+64GB storage option.
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