Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro announced with pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner and gorgeous new color option

In response to Apple’s new iPhone, Chinese company Xiaomi today unveiled a gorgeous new phone from the Mi 8 family. Called the Mi 8 Pro, the device features a beautiful new gradient color option and packs the latest tech.

The Mi 8 Pro is quite similar to the standard Mi 8 in the sense that it relies on the same Snapdragon 845 chipset and includes 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. The product also enjoys the services of a 6.21-inch OLED display with 2248 x 1080 resolution and a dual-camera setup on the back. This is comprised of a 12MP main sensor with f/1.8 and a secondary 12MP telephoto one with f/2.4. On the front, Xiaomi is offering an advanced 20MP selfie snapper.

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But what sets the Mi 8 Pro apart from the previous iteration is the fact that it comes equipped with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor. Hence it has been dubbed the Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition in China. On top of that, instead of the 3D tech, users will get an IR Face Unlock on this model.

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The phone is available in a luxurious sunset gold gradient colorway, which looks absolutely stunning. Moreover, customers will be able to get it with the same transparent back of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition or in simple Black.

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The Mi 8 Pro will go on sale for approximately 3,199 yuan/$467/ Rs 33,734 for the 6GB/128GB model, while the higher-end version with 8GB/128GB will sell for approximately 3,599 yuan ($525 and Rs. 37,952 approx.).