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The Mi 8 goes on sale in Malaysia today but you might want to wait for Saturday

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the most affordable Snapdragon 845 powered flagship smartphone that you can buy in Malaysia. It’s available now on the official Mi Store on both Lazada and Shopee. If you’re looking for a better deal, you might want to get the Mi 8 via physical stores this coming Saturday, 18 August 2018.

The Mi 8 with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage is officially priced at RM1,599 while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version is priced at RM1,899. For one day only, selected authorised Mi Stores are offering a free Amazfit BIP worth RM279 when you purchase the Mi 8 128GB version while stocks last. In case you missed it, the Amazfit BIP is an affordable smartwatch that has built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring and it’s also IP68 rated dust and water resistant.

According to Mi Malaysia’s Facebook page, the in-store promo will start at 11AM on Saturday (18 August) at the following outlets:

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya
One Utama, Bandar Utama
Queensbay Mall, Pulau Pinang
AEON Bukit Tinggi, Klang
Suria KLCC
Queensbay Mall, Pulau Pinang
Aman Central, Kedah
Sunway Carnival, Pulau Pinang
Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
Wangsa Walk Mall
Setapak Central
Giant Kuala Terengganu
Vivacity Megamall, Kuching
The Zone Johor Bahru
Imago Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu
Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka
Dpulze, Cyberjaya
KSL, Johor Bahru
Nu Sentral Kuala Lumpur
The Mines (Level 4), Seri Kembangan
Prangin Mall, Pulau Pinang
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu

To recap on the specs, the Mi 8 comes with a 6.21″ AMOLED display that has a notch. It runs on a Snapdragon 845 processor that’s mated to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The device is available with either 64GB or 128GB of UFS flash storage which isn’t expandable.

For photography, the rear gets a dual 12MP (f/1.8 + f/2.4) camera setup with 4-axis OIS and 2X Optical Zoom. For selfies, it gets a 20MP front camera that’s enhanced with AI beautification features. The device gets a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and keeping the lights on is a 3,400mAh battery which supports Quick Charge via USB-C.

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Unfortunately, there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack so you’ll need to use a dongle. In terms of connectivity, it supports dual-SIMs and the Mi 8 also comes with dual-frequency GPS which should provide better reliability for location based services.

To learn more, do check out our Mi 8 announcement post.

Alexander Wong