Xiaomi Mi 8 is just days away from an official unveil, and the company has now confirmed it will indeed be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as expected. Separately, despite the impending launch, Mi 8 leaks refuse to die. New information gives us a sneak peek at what the retail box will look like while also revealing specification details of the smartphone. Furthermore, Qualcomm reportedly leaked out that the Mi 8 will support the latest Quick Charge 4.0+ fast charging standard. The launch event will also see the MIUI 10 custom software and Mi Band 3 being unveiled, and there are rumours of Mi Note 5, Surge S2 SoC and a wireless charging pad launching there too.
Let’s start with the confirmation of the Snapdragon 845 SoC on the Xiaomi Mi 8. Xiaomi Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung on Monday revealed the use of Qualcomm’s top-end mobile SoC in a [tweet]. “We’re excited to announce that #Mi8 will use the Snapdragon 845 processor! This is a truly flagship processor, suitable for a truly flagship phone. More details on May 31!” Sung said.
The retail box images have been leaked on Slash Leaks, and the black box has a big 8 plastered in the front. At the back, there’s not much print either, but some specifications of the Mi 8 are listed. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is listed to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB, and the smartphone is also listed to support dual-GPS mode. Not sure why that’s a big deal but we will know soon enough.
One of the sensors at the back will sport a 20-megapixel lens. The in-box accessories include a USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter. This could mean that the Mi 8 will also not support a 3.5mm audio jack just like its predecessor. Separately, there is also a poster leak on SlashLeaks showing the front and back of the Mi 8. The smartphone is seen sporting a notch display, a vertical dual camera setup, and chamfered edges. The poster also reconfirms the dual-GPS support, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and the vertical dual camera setup with AI capabilities. The poster also claims that the smartphone will come with 3D Infrared facial recognition as well.