Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth may launch in China on 19 September: All you need to know

Xiaomi is expected to launch another smartphone in the Mi 8 series next week.


After announced the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE in China, the company is apparently now ready to launch another smartphone in the series, called the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth.

According to a teaser shared by Xiaomi on its official Weibo account, the company will be hosting an event in Chengdu, China, on 19 September, to launch a new smartphone in the Mi 8 series. The big ‘8’ on the teaser, clearly gives that bit away.

 Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth may launch in China on 19 September: All you need to know

The Xiaomi Mi 8. Image: Xiaomi China

And the graphics on the teaser, together with numerous previous leaks, particularly suggest the smartphone to be the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth. Another tip is the teaser’s design aesthetics’ resemblance to a recent poster shared by Xiaomi, which confirmed the upcoming-launch the Mi 8 Youth.

Image credit: Weibo

Image credit: Weibo

However, we must mention that there are also a few rumours that suggest that the Mi 8X may as well be on the cards.

Now, Xiaomi has obviously not confirmed any of these specifications, however, the purported Mi 8 Youth was recently spotted on the Chinese certification website, TENAA, which revealed a bunch of specifications about the smartphone.

The leak suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth will be fueled by a 3,250mAh battery. It will apparently come in three variants, which will differ based on the RAM on-board. There is suggested a 4 GB, a 6 GB, and an 8 GB RAM model.

Further, the Mi 8 Youth is believed to run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC under the hood, 4G VoLTE, a dual-camera setup at the rear, and a fingerprint sensor at the back. The leaked information also hinted at the presence of a 19:9 display with the possibility of a notch on top.

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