Xiaomi Mi 8 presented on May 31: sensor under the screen?

The Chinese manufacturer will launch its new top of the range a few days after the opening of the Italian store. The technical features are top of the class

By now, very little remains to be discovered. With the latest rumors bounced from China, the list on Xiaomi Mi 8 rumors can be said to be nice and concluded. In the past few hours, in fact, from the Far East have arrived the last pieces that were missing both on the front of the data sheet, both on the date of release of the Chinese top of the range.

Xiaomi, which will open its doors in Italy on May 26 with the inauguration of the flagship store at the mall "Il Centro" in Arese (north of Milan), will present the Xiaomi Mi 8 on May 31. The device, so named to celebrate the 8 years of activity of Lei Jun's company, features top-of-the-line technical characteristics, and will therefore have to contend with the various OnePlus 6, Honor 10, Huawei P20 Pro and Galaxy S9 (plus the various iPhone X 2018 and Galaxy Note 9 still on the launch pad). And, reading the Xiaomi Mi 8 data sheet, it seems that the next Chinese smartphone has all the credentials to hold its own.

Xiaomi Mi 8 data sheet

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will mount a 6.01-inch display with a 19:9 form factor (the resolution remains unknown, although we can speculate QHD) that will occupy more than 85% of the front of the device. Inside the shell are the Snapdragon 845, 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM and 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage. In the back we find the "usual" dual camera supported by artificial intelligence (capable of recognizing over 200 scenarios and adapting the shooting settings accordingly), while in the front notch there will be front camera and various sensors for 3D facial recognition (similar to Apple's Face ID, to be clear). Someone, finally, rumors that the fingerprint reader will be placed under the screen, so you can further reduce the bezels and the size of the device. This, however, is still an unconfirmed rumor: a last doubt to be dissolved before the presentation of May 31

Xiaomi Mi 8, Italian availability and price

Given the almost simultaneous opening of the Milanese store, Italian fans dream of being able to buy the new flagship of the Chinese company since the first days of June. Hopes, probably, in vain: at the moment it is not known when the Xiaomi Mi 8 will arrive in Italy and what its release date. Mystery also on prices: in China the Xiaomi Mi 8 will cost less than 450 euros (for the version with 8 gigabytes of RAM, the one with 6 gigabytes will cost less than 400 euros), but it is possible to assume an increase in the list price once it lands in Europe.