The Chinese manufacturer unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 8, at a press event in China, with more details released in a company blog post. And, the iPhone X influence is rather obvious.
Yes, there’s a notch. Yes, the shape and curves are about the same, and yes, there’s a facial-unlock feature much like Face ID. The only clear difference is the size â€”the screen the Mi 8 is slightly larger at 6.21 inches as opposed to 5.8 for the iPhone X.
The Mi 8 is also the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710. Xiaomi has been seen as possibly entering the U.S. smartphone market this year, but there’s been no announcement about that.