Xiaomi‘s latest flagship phone dubbed Mi 8 went on sale for the first time on June 5 and as expected, the device was sold out in a matter of minutes. The Mi 8SE which is a trimmed down variant powered by the new Snapdragon 710 will go on sale tomorrow and the device will likely get sold out rapidly than the Mi 8 because of its cheaper price. Fans shouldn’t get worried about when the device will meet with them. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has revealed that the company is preparing up to 1 million stock of both the Mi 8 and Mi 8SE this June.
Of course, these 1 million units are meant to cater for the China market as the models are yet to be launched in other markets. Xiaomi is yet to even disclose when the device will launch globally. However, it’s likely that some of these units will be available outside China via popular e-retailers like Gearbest, Banggood, and others.
As a reminder, the Mi 8 comes with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with a notch at the display and 19:9 aspect ratio. The device also packs a dual camera setup at the rear as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Under the hood is a built-in 3400mAh (typ) battery with support for QC 4.0+ fast charging protocol but the charger it ships with is a standard 18W QC3.0 charger. The device also features a USB Type-C interface. The Mi 8SE is slightly different, packing a Snapdragon 710 premium mid-range chipset instead. The 8SE also comes with a few hardware variations but the design is similar to the Mi 8.