Xiaomi has launched one more variant of the Mi 8 in China. The new variant of Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, just like the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The Mi 8 was originally launched in May with 6GB RAM option and various onboard storage options going up to 256GB.
The price of Xiaomi Mi 8 8GB+128GB variant is same as the 6GB+256GB model. It is available at the same 3299 Yuan (approximately Rs 33,000) price tag in China. To recall, Xiaomi launched the Mi 8 alongside Mi Band 3 and MIUI 10 at the 8th anniversary event in Shenzhen in May. Xiaomi skipped the number 7 this time around. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the successor to the Mi 6.
In June, Xiaomi had revealed that it sold one million units of its Mi 8 series smartphones in less than three weeks. The Chinese smartphone maker claimed to have sold one million units within 18 days, which was faster than 22 days record by OnePlus 6.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a premium smartphone that comes with aluminum frame and glass back. The entire Mi 8 series consists of Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Mi 8 features a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels that translates to an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. It features dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup with secondary sensor acting as zoom lens for 2x optical zoom. There is also a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording support.
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The smartphone runs MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The handset is backed by a 3400mAh battery.