Xiaomi has gotten really busy this year. Apart from launching a number of affordable devices in the past few months, the Chinese smartphone maker has just expanded its Mi 8 flagship lineup with two new models. Their new Mi 8 Lite is their new affordable alternative that aims to offer flagship-class photography and gaming experience, while the Mi 8 Pro appears to be a rehash of their Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
There’s no denying that Xiaomi’s Mi 8 is a killer proposition. It features awesome high-end specs, great build, improved features and — best of all — a tantalising price point. But, there is also no denying that the handset bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone X.
So, what if you’re someone who wants a Mi 8 that looks a little more special? Well, that’s where the Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes in, with all its transparent glory. The only problem is, this phone hasn’t officially left China so it’s really, really hard to get a hold of.
Thankfully, the folks over at DirectD have actually imported this phone and early this week they let us take a quick look at it.
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.
When Xiaomi introduced its latest Mi 8 flagship series, not only it comes with a notch on the display but there’s also a “mini” version that’s called the Mi 8 SE. Apart from having a smaller screen, it’s also more affordable with the latest Snapdragon 710 chip. If you’re looking for a new compact smartphone, the Mi 8 SE is now on sale in Malaysia.
Yes, they skipped 7, but who cares? Xiaomi’s brand new flagship smartphone has finally launched as the Mi 8. And, from the looks of things, this 2018 device holds true to a lot of what we’ve already come to love about Xiaomi smartphones.
Oh, and there are two more variants besides the normal Mi 8 that’s designed for both the baller and the more sensible of you.
The Mi 8 is launching this Thursday in conjunction with Xiaomi’s 8th anniversary. The upcoming flagship device will come with a notch and has top-rated hardware specs under the hood. While this looks like a compact alternative of the Mi MIX 2S, the Mi 8 is expected to be the world’s first smartphone to provide centimetre-level accuracy for location-based services.