Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 series on May 31 in three iterations – vanilla Mi 8 with a fingerprint scanner on the back, Mi 8 Explorer with an under-display fingerprint scanner and a transparent back panel, and Mi 8 SE with a fingerprint scanner on the back and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. According to the latest leaked images, the series is about to get a fourth variant, which is going to be a mixture of all three phones.
The Mi 8X, according to the leakster that posted the images on Weibo, will have Snapdragon 710 and an under-display fingerprint scanner. The body of the device has the same form factor as the regular Mi 8 with the rounded corners and curved edges of the back panel. We’ve already heard about the Comet and Sirius Xiaomi devices with OLED and the same chipset, so with one of them outed already, the other sounds like a safe bet.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun
According to our tipsters, another photo surfaced on Weibo, picturing Lei Jun boarding a plane with a white unknown phone in its hand. While it might really be the Mi 8X, it looks like a Mi Mix 2S or the Mi 8 with a photoshopped fingerprint scanner out of the way. After all, there’s no sound logic for a tech CEO to have an unreleased device as a daily driver when he can go with a final version of a flagship.