Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer – Spec, Review and Price

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“Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, a premium variant of the Mi 8 smartphone announced earlier. While the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer share many similarities, they differ in three key aspects, namely:

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer boasts a unique transparent back panel, aptly named for its ability to showcase the smartphone’s internal components without disassembly. This innovative design allows for a fascinating glimpse into the device’s inner workings, revealing the camera module, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, antennas, and more. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer makes history as the world’s first smartphone to feature a fully functional under-display fingerprint scanner. Additionally, it packs a robust 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, surpassing the maximum 6GB RAM capacity of the standard Xiaomi Mi 8.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer shares the same core specifications as the Xiaomi Mi 8, featuring a powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The device also boasts an impressive camera setup, with dual 12MP rear cameras and a 20MP front camera equipped with advanced AI capabilities. Additionally, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer offers a range of cutting-edge features, including 3D face unlock, dual-GPS, dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0, making it a top-of-the-line smartphone with exceptional performance and functionality.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Key Specs and Features

  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Specifications

    Operating System

    – Android 8.1 (Oreo)


    – 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
    – 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density)


    – Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
    – Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
    – Adreno 630 Graphics Processor


    – Internal Storage: 128 GB
    – RAM: 8 GB

    * Cameras*

    – Back Camera:
    – Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4)
    – 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    – Front Camera:
    – 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p

    Other Features

    – GSM / HSPA / LTE
    – Face ID
    – Fingerprint (under display)
    – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
    – Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD


    – Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery


    – Black (transparent back)

    Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Price and Availability

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Availability and Price

– The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is available only in Black with a transparent back panel.
– The phone will go on sale in China for ¥3,699 ($580), which is a relatively affordable price considering the technology on offer.
– However, please note that the device will be sold in extremely limited quantities.

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