Xiaomi’s Mi 8 lineup might get a new sibling in the form of Mi 8 Youth as the smartphone has now received TENAA certification. The Mi 8 Youth features identical specifications to the Mi8 SE, according to the listing on TENAA. Furthermore, a spec-sheet image has been posted on Weibo, which also revealed the complete specifications of the handset. As the name itself suggest, the Mi 8 Youth will be targeted at youth audience in China. Another reason why we believe that it’s aimed at youth is the presence of 24MP selfie shooter on the front. To recall, the Mi 8 SE has a 20MP shooter on the front.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Rumoured Specifications and Features
As mentioned, the Mi 8 Youth will feature identical specifications as the Mi 8 SE. The device will sport a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch on top. The TENAA images also confirm the presence of the notch placed on top of the display. Internally, the Mi 8 Youth will have the newly announced Snapdragon 710 SoC, again same as the Mi 8 SE.
The chipset could work in tandem with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal. And the device might be launched only in one variant to avoid the conflict with Mi 8 SE.
According to the leak, the Mi 8 Youth will have dual cameras on the rear side- a 12MP primary sensor which might be paired with a 2MP or 5MP depth sensor. As mentioned above, the Mi 8 Youth will come with an upgraded 24MP selfie shooter. Other leaked specifications include a 3350mAh battery inside with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
As per the Weibo listing, the Mi 8 Youth will come in different colours- Black, Rose Gold, Blue, Red, Pink, White, Silver, Gray and Green. But Xiaomi might launch only a few colours.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Rumoured Price
At the moment, we don’t have the pricing of the Mi 8 Youth, but it’s expected to retail around the same price as Mi 8 SE. The Mi 8 SE is currently available in China at a starting price of 1799 Yuan (approx. Rs 18,500). So expect the same price for the Mi 8 Youth.
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