Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Specifications, Price, and Release Date

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Summary

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphone debuted in May 2018. The phone has a 6.21-inch touchscreen display with a pixel density of 402 and a resolution of 1080x2248 pixels (ppi). Powered with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is portable. It has an 8GB RAM capacity. A 3000mAh battery powers the Android Oreo operating system of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

In terms of cameras, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition has a 12-megapixel camera on the back. It has a 20-megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition has 128GB of internal storage and runs MIUI 10, which is based on Android Oreo. A dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that takes Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards is the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition weighs 177.00 grams and has dimensions of 154.90 x 74.80 x 7.60mm (wide x height x thickness). It was introduced in the color Black.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G connectivity options (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The phone has a proximity sensor, compass/magnetometer, barometer, gyroscope, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor.

Full Specifications

Brand Xiaomi
Model Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
Release date 2018, July
Launched in everywhere
Form factor bar
Body Material Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, aluminum frame (7000 series)
Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Thickness 7.6mm
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz)
IP rating N/A
Battery Li-Po
Battery capacity 3000mAh
Stand by time up to 18 days
Removable battery non-removable
Fast charging Fast charging 18W/Quick Charge 4+
Wireless charging N/A
Colours Black (transparent back)
In box items phone/adaptor/USB cable/injector tool/user manual
Display Super AMOLED, HDR10
Screen size 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402 ppi density
ChipSet Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
Processor core Octa-core
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No
Loudspeaker 128GB
Earphone jack Type-C to 3.5 MM Audio Jack
OTG compatible 128GB
Rear camera setup Dual
Rear camera

12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom

Rear camera features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear camera video 4K@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps, 720p@960fps
Front camera setup Dual
Front camera

20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm

TOF 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

Front camera features N/A
Front camera video 1080p@30fps
Operating system Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, MIUI 12
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Sim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Sim1 Type Nano
Sim1 network supports 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Sim2 Type Nano (Hybrid)
Sim2 network supports 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Radio No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Face unlock Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes

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