Xiaomi will be launching its flagship smartphone Mi 8 along with the new MIUI 10 and its fitness tracker, Mi Band 3 on May 31. Now ahead of the launch, a couple of photos of the retail box have surfaced online revealing some of the key specifications, and features.
The leaked box photo via Slashleaks, however, does not reveal much, but it does confirm some of the rumoured hardware. The front of the retail box has the ‘Mi’ logo and the number ‘8’. The back side of the box shows that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The box also shows the GPS, which is set to be a dual-GPS module, which has not been seen on smartphones before.
As per the leaked box, the phone will also feature a dual rear camera with one of the sensors to be of 20-megapixels. The box also shows that the Mi will include a USB-C port/charger, a USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapter, and dual SIM support. Slashleaks has also leaked a promotional poster of the Mi 8 which shows what the upcoming smartphone will look like. It shows the phone in blue colour and it will have dual rear cameras aligned vertically. Its also shows the iPhone X-like notch on the top of the display.
Recently, some specifications and features of the Mi 8 smartphone were also leaked. The Xiaomi Mi 8 will feature a 6.2-inch full HD+ (2280 x 1080) IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, though the phone will probably arrive in more than one variant.
The leak also revealed that Xioami Mi 8 will feature a dual rear camera of 20-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) + 16-megapixel (f/1.7 aperture) sensors while for the front it will have a 16-megapixel (f/1.7 aperture) selfie camera. The Mi 8 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo and will come with 3,300 mAh battery. Since Xiaomi will be announcing the MIUI 10 also on May 31, it is expected that the Mi 8 will become the very first Xiaomi smartphone to ship with MIUI 10. It will be 7.8mm thin and weigh 172 grams, the leak revealed.