Xiaomi has fired up its photocopier and created a shameless iPhone X rip-off called the Xiaomi Mi 8. The device has Xiaomi versions of the iPhone X’s trademark notch, Face ID, and Animoji, along with basically the same rear camera layout and back design. There’s a cheaper version called the Mi 8 “SE,” and some of the press images are even remakes of the iPhone X press images. Classy.
Xiaomi is actually applying some unique Xiaomi goodness to this shameful design, though. First, the phone starts at $420, and second, if you opt for the high-end model, you can get one with an in-screen fingerprint reader and a transparent back.