Xiaomi, one of the most popular smartphones brands from China, has finally entered the UK while launching the flagship smartphone Mi 8 Pro. Xiaomi is also all set to open the maiden Mi Store in Westfield, London on November 18th.
The UK becomes the fourth destination of Xiaomi in the Europe. Earlier, the Chinese manufacturer has shown its presence in Spain with 10 Mi Stores along with France and Italy.
Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi Corporation, said:
“Today we witness a new chapter in Xiaomi’s global expansion journey, underpinned by our global ambitions. We are thrilled to make great strides by announcing our arrival in the UK. By bringing a range of our amazing products at honest pricing we want to offer more choices and let everyone in the UK enjoy a connected simple life through our innovative technology.”
About Mi 8 Pro
The Mi 8 Pro is a dual SIM supported handset that runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS out-of-the-box with the company’s MIUI 10 interface lying on the top. The smartphone features a 6.21-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display on the front with 2248 x 1080 pixels of screen resolution. The phone comes with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor for added security.
The Mi 8 Pro is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, along with Adreno 630 GPU under the hood. It packs 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage but there’s no microSD card slot for expanding the storage.
As far as the camera department is concerned, the Mi 8 Pro brings a dual camera setup on the back, comprising of two 12-MP sensors with Optical Image Stabilizer and Optical Zoom features. On the other hand, the smartphone comes equipped with a 20-MP f/2.0 camera sensor embedded on the front, inside the display notch.
The handset is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery with support for fast charging technology. Other connectivity features of the device include 4G, Wi-Fi, dual-band GPS, dual–SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB OTG, and USB Type-C.
Pricing of Mi 8 Pro in the UK
Xiaomi has made the Mi 8 Pro available for the UK market in Transparent Titanium color, priced at £499 (~$647, PKR 86,800). The smartphone may be purchased from Three, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, Very, MobilePhones Direct, Katana and Mi.com.
Along with the Mi 8 Pro, the Chinese company has also launched a few other products in the UK including POCOPHONE F1 (£329), Mi 8 (£459), Mi 8 lite (£249), Redmi 6A (£99), MiBand 3 (£27) and the Mi Electric Scooter (£399).