On May 31, on its 8th anniversary, Xiaomi made a very pleasant surprise and launched one of the most innovative smartphones of this year. Among the original Mi 8 and the pseudo-flagship Mi 8 SE, we saw the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. However, it the former two models have been available for purchase for a while, our protagonist went on sale only a couple of days ago. Now when it is on the shelves, we can get our hands on it and take a closer look.
From the point of view, the biggest difference in appearance is, of course, the transparent back shell. Many think it’s a marketing gimmick. Even if it is so, agree the Mi 8 Explorer Edition looks outstanding. We understand what we see through the back panel is a “decorative motherboard” made by the process of the main board to play a decorative role. But it is way more pleasant to the eye than what we have seen on the HTC U12+. Specifically, the entire “decorative motherboard” uses a copper substrate with steel reinforcement, 101 capacitors, 32 resistors, 6 switch ICs, 11 sensor ICs, and 7 signal control ICs.
As for the rest of the features, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a 6.21-inch notch full-screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB memory, 128GB storage, front 20MP camera, rear 12MP wide angle + 12MP telephoto dual-camera, a battery capacity of 3000mAh, and runs on MIUI10.
In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition also added two new technologies: 3D structured light and screen fingerprints. The former consists of a series of components such as infrared camera, floodlighting, and dot matrix projection to support safer face recognition. The latter has a built-in high-sensitivity pressure sensor to enhance the fingerprint unlocking experience.