Releasing variations of smartphones to the market has become quite the popular OEM technique these days. This comes in different forms with some re-releasing a phone in another country while giving it a different name. Xiaomi, in particular, originally had the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and then ended up re-releasing under the name Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 at a later point in time. Xiaomi has also made changes to currently available devices and then ended up selling a variant of said device under a different name. We saw this with the original release of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, which then received a variant model called the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s.
But many OEMs release two variants of the same device right when they release them to be public. This is what happened with the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. Both were released in June of this year with the SE variant being the more affordable option with slightly slower hardware and different camera sensors. We have previously created forums here on XDA for the Xiaomi Mi 8 but now Mi 8 SE owners have their own dedicated forum as well.
Join the discussion with us in the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE forum