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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (Explorer Edition) Specs Review, Features and Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro was introduced at the company’s 8th year anniversary event in China today alongside the Mi 8. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will also be known as Mi 8 Pro outside China. The Explorer Edition brings so many advanced features, including the in-display fingerprint scanner we saw on the Vivo X21 UD.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

This premium version comes with the trending notched screen and a transparent back which lets you see the hardware, including Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset the Snapdragon 845. It comes with the 3D Face ID technology we saw on the Mi 8. Lets find out more.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro


Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi brought its A game in terms of design here, the Mi 8 Pro sports a see-through back panel that gives a sneak peek to the internals of the device, you’ll get to see the Snapdragon 845 live and direct. The MI logo is at its usual position, same with the dual rear camera.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

There’s no rear fingerprint scanner on the Mi 8 Pro because of the see-through back panel, the scanner has been moved to the screen. It measures the same 7.6 mm in thickness but its slightly heavier weighing in at 177g. There’s no color options here, just Black with transparent back.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro


Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Just like the initial Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro comes with the trending notched screen as well, this flows with the current trend in the smartphone world. The notch here is quite busy i must say, housing the selfie camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, infrared lens and lighting. It seems the bottom bezel came out to play as well.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Apart from the in-display fingerprint scanner, details on the screen are still the same. The 6.21-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen boasts of 1080 x 2248 pixels in resolution, 402 pixel per inch density and stretches up to 83.8% screen-to-body ratio. The screen has HDR10 complaint, DCI-P3 and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Hardware and Software

The Snapdragon 845 chip runs the race here with an Octa-Core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor here runs at a blazing speed of 2.8GHz with 10nm FinFET process technology. The Adreno 630 graphics processor controls graphics here.

There’s just one version in terms of RAM and storage space, it has 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage space. The RAM has a memory speed of 1.8GHz for fast and smooth multitasking, while the 128GB storage variant can’t be upgraded further. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the new MIUI 10.


The same dual shooters on the Mi 8 that scored 99 points on DXOMark is available here. The dual 12MP + 12MP rear shooter on the Xiaomi Mi 8 has f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. The first 12MP on top has 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, 4-axis OIS and dual-pixel PDAF. While the 12MP shooter below the dual-LED flash has 1/3.4″ sensor size and 1.0µm pixel size.

Both cameras are AI powered and offers 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. Record videos of 2160p@60fps and 1080p@30/240fps, while the 20MP selfie shooter on the notch has f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm pixel size and takes AI portrait selfies with its AI beautify technology.


Powering the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is a 3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 1.5 hours.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Announced May, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Transparent back panel, Aluminium frame 7000 series
Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
Weight 177g
Protection Yes
Colours Black


Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.21-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 402ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 83.8%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


12MP + 12MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core 2.8GHz
GPU Adreno 630
Internal Storage 128GB

Fingerprint (Screen)
Ambient Light
Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification Yes 3D with infrared lighting


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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