Building on its commitment to introduce ingenious products at reasonable prices in Pakistan, global technology leader Xiaomi brings its flagship Mi 8 and Mi Band 3 which are an all-round upgrade on Xiaomi’s wildly popular fitness tracker in Pakistan. It also announced its incredibly accessible Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A.
Mi 8- first Xiaomi phone with dual-frequency GPS
Xiaomi continues to stand out in a highly competitive smartphone market with its groundbreaking technologies. Mi 8 is the first smartphone in the world to adopt dual-frequency GPS (supports both L1 and L5 bands) which produces much more accurate navigation. This phone is a perfect combination of aesthetics, ergonomics and quality. It features a four-sided curved glass back panel, aviation-grade aluminium frame and a 2.5D glass screen. It sports a 6.21-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED full screen display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 86.68% screen-to-body ratio.
Mi 8 uses its camera lab to elevate the exceptional photography experience Xiaomi delivered with Mi MIX 2S. With a 12MP dual AI camera, Mi 8 received a 105 photo score from the respected camera benchmark organization DxOMark — becoming the fourth best smartphone camera in the world. It sports a 20MP front camera that uses pixel binning technology to combine information from four pixels to create one large 1.8µm pixel for clearer photos in low light.
With new software features including the AI-enabled Studio Lighting function, portraits now look like they were shot in a professional studio setting. In addition, Xiaomi’s AI Beautify 5.0 delivers a number of facial retouching effects for remarkable portraits.
Powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 platform with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and Adreno 630 graphics, Mi 8 is able to achieve an impressive AnTuTu score exceeding 300,000. Mi 8 also features face unlocking with an infrared camera that is accompanied by a dedicated infrared illuminator.
Mi 8 will be available in black at an amazing price of Rs64,999.
Xiaomi makes great strides with Mi Band 3
It has been two years since Xiaomi’s best-selling product- Mi Band 2- entered the smart fitness band market. Since its launch, Mi Band 2 has been ranked among the top three wearable devices in the world. According to a report from IDC, more than 15.7 million units of Mi Band 2 were sold in 2017.
With a large OLED touchscreen display and a button for easy control, Mi Band 3 gives you a more comfortable and secure wrist band, along with a 20-day battery life and 50-meter water resistance.
Mi Band 3 will be available in black colour at a price of Rs3,999.
Redmi 6 consumes 48% less power
Redmi 6 sports the latest MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. Its octa-core CPU is built on 12nm process and consumes about 48% less power than comparable 28nm chipsets. The CPU also features ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture that automatically switches between performance and power-efficient cores depending on tasks, so as to achieve the optimum balance between performance and power consumption.
Redmi 6 has a 5.45-inch 18:9 display with a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%. Its polycarbonate back panel has a brushed metal surface and is symmetrically curved and gently tapered around the edges so it feels great in the hand.
It has a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup. The main sensor has 1.25µm large pixels– the largest among popular smartphones in this price range. Larger pixels take in more light than smaller ones, resulting in better quality photos and a remarkable reduction in noise especially in low-light conditions. This phone also uses phase-detection auto-focus to improve focusing speed. The 5MP front camera of Redmi 6 is supported by Xiaomi’s AI Portrait mode, which renders a realistic bokeh effect with a single lens.
Redmi 6A adopts the same body and screen as Redmi 6. It sports the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC that is also built on the 12nm process. Redmi 6A’s 3000mAh battery allows the phone to survive on the standby mode for up to 19 days. Redmi 6A has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera- both capable of using Xiaomi’s AI Portrait mode. MIUI has also been optimised for Redmi 6A so that the system apps use up 30% less memory.
Redmi 6 comes in two variants: 3+32GB for Rs19,999 and 4+64GB for 24,999. Redmi 6A is priced at Rs14,999 for 2+16 GB and Rs. 16,999 for 2+32 GB. Both models will be available in four colours: Gold, Black, Blue and Grey.