Earlier today, Xiaomi announced two new phones – the Mi 8 Lite and the Mi 8 Pro. The Mi 8 Lite is the least powerful model in the Mi 8 series and also the cheapest. For those wondering if it will be available outside China, we are happy to tell you it will.
Xiaomi’s global spokesperson, Donovan Sung, took to Twitter a short while ago to post unboxing photos of the Mi 8 Lite. The unboxing photos are for all the color variants and reveal they will all come with the same Twilight Gold box. But that isn’t all the tweet contained.
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) September 19, 2018
Mr. Sung also revealed that the Mi 8 Lite will be launching soon across the globe. Yes, this stunning phone will not be a China-exclusive device though there is no info on which countries will be getting it yet. Once we get our hands on that, we’ll let you know.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has a 6.26-inch 2560 x 1080 LCD display. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage. It has a 24MP front-facing camera and 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras. The Mi 8 Lite packs a 3350mAh battery with support for fast charging. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top.
Although Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed yet, there is a Mi 8 Pro heading for markets outside China. This device was seen at Singapore’s agency a few weeks ago and it has the same transparent back as the Mi 8 Pro that launched today and the Mi 8 Explorer. It also has a smaller notch compared to the Mi 8 Explorer which means it should be the same device as the Mi 8 Pro. However, the TENAA listing for the phone lists a smaller 2900mAh battery as against the Mi 8 Pro’s 3400mAh battery. We presume this may be an error on TENAA’s part.