Xiaomi is still rolling out the MIUI 11 update to it’s smartphones. One of the recent MIUI 11 update goes to the Xiaomi Mi 8. This smartphone was released in May 2018 and it came with a lots of features such as a Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 protection and an Infrared face recognition. This update is special because it drives Android 10 along with it. Yes, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is getting Android 10.
The update arrives with version MIUI V126.96.36.199.QEACNXM and it has 2.1GB in size so make sure you have like 2.5GB of data to download this update. The company has warned that users should back up their data before they install the update since it not only comes with a new version of MIUI but also upgrades the Android version. Users are also warned that certain apps may be incompatible with Android 10 and may not function properly.
However, it is advised that you update your apps afterward as the latest version of the app may have fixed the incompatibility issue. Some of the features that the MIUI 11 update brings to the table includes an always-on-display with new customization and personalization options, breathing lights for notifications using the display, new notification sounds inspired by nature and others.
To remind you of the specificications of the Mi 8, it comes with a 6.21-inch display. It’s a Full HD+ display which means it has a resolution of 1080 by 2248 pixels. The device has a PPI of 402 and 20:9 aspect ratio. It’s a Super Amoled panel screen with 83.8% screen to body ratio, the display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, it is powered by Snapdragon 845 Chip which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, it runs on Android 8 Oreo with MIUI 10 out of the box and Adreno 630 for graphics or gaming. The processor is also paired with 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM.
In terms of camera, this device spot a dual rear cameras which are the 12mp camera with f/1.8 aperture accompanied by a dual led flash and a 12mp telephoto lens with f/2.4. On the front, it has a 20mp selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, both the front and back camera records video in 1080p at 30fps. What is keeping the light on is a 3400mAh Li-Po battery which supports fast charging upto 18W.