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Xiaomi introduces the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with AI Chipset

Following the success of the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 across the globe, Xiaomi presents the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Find out its specs, price and where to buy.

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Following the huge acceptance of the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 across the globe, Xiaomi presents the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. The phone is also known as the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth as well as Xiaomi Mi 8X.

After the Xiaomi Mi 8, two other smartphones were also introduced as variants of this flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and EE. But for now, we’ll be looking extensively at this fresh smartphone from Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Quick Review

One thing that made the Mi 8 so fashionable is its resemblance to the iPhone X thanks to the top notch and the dual rear cameras. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite retains the top-notch although not as large as the Mi 8 but its rear cameras’ arrangement are different. The cameras are positioned side by side horizontally while a LED flash appears outside their compartment.

Also at the back, a fingerprint scanner is mounted to serve as biometrics security for the device. It should be noted that Facial recognition is enabled on this smartphone’s front camera. The quality of the selfie shooter is 24MP, and it operates with a pixel size of 0.9µm. Bokeh images also known as the portrait is enabled on this front shooter. Even more, the dual rear cameras talked about earlier possess 12MP and 5MP sensors to take quality pictures.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, a chip with AI support is what coordinates the flow of operations on this smartphone. On it, an octa-core CPU with 1.8GHz speed that can turbo up to 2.2GHz is present. Adreno 512 GPU controls how exclusive the graphics on the smartphone is delivered. Either 4GB or 6GB RAM handles the smooth running of apps on the version of the device.

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In other areas like the bezel-less display, a 19:9 aspect ratio fits right into the 6.26 inches IPS screen. This screen’s crispness is all thanks to the 1080 x 2280 pixels and 403PPI pixel density.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Key Specs

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Here are the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite key specifications…

Display 6.26-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Processor
Storage 64GB / 128GB ROM + 4GB / 6GB RAM
Camera 12MP + 5MP Rear/24MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,350mAh
Price N70,000 – N80,000

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Photos

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite launched September 2018, it is available in colors Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray. You can order the phone from the following online shopping markets using any of the links below. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite retails at $220 (₦70,000 – ₦80,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY XIAOMI MI 8 LITE or SEE MORE PHONES UNDER ₦80,000).

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 9.5)
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (Octa-core 4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Memory: 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray
  • Dimension: 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM
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  • Display: 6.26-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels (403PPI)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, [email protected], [email protected] Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, gyro-EIS, PDAF, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 24MP camera, Auto-HDR, 1080p


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
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  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: XviD/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
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  • Battery: 3,350mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Where to buy Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite


Share with us your honest opinions about this sleek smartphone.

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Adekunle Diamond
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