Xiaomi Mi 8 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage launches for ¥3299 (~$479)

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Last week, it was reported that the Mi 8 would get a new variant which will have 8GB of RAM. That new variant has been unveiled by Xiaomi today.

The Mi 8 originally launched with 6GB of RAM with various storage configurations that maxed out at 256GB. Now, there is a new 8GB RAM model but it comes with 128GB of storage. What’s more is that Xiaomi has slapped the same ¥3299 (~$479) price tag of the 6GB RAM + 256GB ROM model on this new one too.

Xiaomi Mi 8 8GB RAM version

Apart from the larger memory, the rest of the specs are the same. The phone has a 6.21-inch FHD+ display with a notch at the top that houses an IR face scanner, a 20MP selfie camera, and the usual sensors.

There is a Snapdragon 845 processor under the glass body along with a 3,400mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0. On the rear of the Mi 8 are two 12MP sensors with OIS and optical zoom. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back.

The Mi 8 is the first smartphone in the world with dual-frequency GPS which location accuracy up to a decimeter-level. There is NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB-C port but just like its predecessor, the Mi 6, it also skips the 3.5mm audio jack.

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The 8GB RAM Mi 8 comes in only blue and black color variants. It will be sold on JD.com and on Mi.com and it will go on sale at 10 AM (Chinese local time) today.