Xiaomi has always employed the use of flash sales for most of its new devices. The reason for this is usually due to its limited stock. The same method is being used for its latest flagship, the Mi 8. However, things seem to have improved since it went on sale over a month ago.
Earlier today, Xiaomi kicked off another flash sale for the Mi 8 but it was out of stock about 2 hours later. Unlike before where buyers had to wait for days before the next flash sale, Xiaomi has announced that the next flash sale will be later tonight – 8 o’clock local time to be specific.
The short interval between both flash sales must mean supply has improved. So if you didn’t get to grab a unit this morning, you should look forward to the next sale tonight.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 succeeds the Mi 6 from last year. Rather than calling it the Mi 7, Xiaomi decided to go with Mi 8 since this year also marks its 8th year anniversary.
The Mi 8 has a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with a 2248 x 1080 resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, has 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage.
There are dual 12MP sensors on its rear and a 20MP selfie camera within the notch. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo, has a 3400mAh battery, dual-SIM support, NFC, and dual-band GPS.