The Xiaomi Mi 8 series has been… confusing, to say the least. There are many different variants within the Mi 8 family of smartphones itself. In today’s news, we were scouring around SIRIM and we saw a new entry – and that’s for the M1808D2TG – codename for Mi 8 Lite, also known as the Mi 8 Youth Edition, that just passed the SIRIM certification.
The Mi 8 Lite comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with a 2280×1080 pixel resolution. Of course, it has a notch at the top too.
In terms of its hardware, the Mi 8 Lite comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, Adreno 512 GPU, up to 128GB of storage and up to 6GB of RAM. The battery, however, is only 3,350mAh. For the power-hungry Snapdragon 660, it’s not really that sufficient.
As for the cameras, the Mi 8 Lite comes with a 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP depth sensor, and also a 20MP f/2.2 selfie camera.
On paper, the Mi 8 Lite seems to be a little plain and it is awfully similar to the Xiaomi Mi A2 that we reviewed here. However, the Mi 8 Lite is using MIUI instead of Android One – and has a slightly larger battery. Though, in terms of performance, they both should be the same. The Mi 8 Lite also has a 3.5mm audio jack.
The one thing that we’re interested to know is the difference in camera and also the price. As of now, we do not know the availability or price of the Mi 8 Lite yet – but we’re expecting it to be around RM999 since the Mi A2 – with similar specs – was originally at that price. The Mi A2 has dropped to RM899 now, by the way.
We’re currently waiting for the official announcement of the Mi 8 Lite. We’ll update this page when we have more information. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for other updates as well.