The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro will be coming to international markets "soon"

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro will be coming to international markets
Last week, Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 Pro which appeared to be an international variant of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. But at the time of the unveiling, the smartphone’s availability remained largely unclear. Thankfully, Xiaomi’s Global Spokesperson and Director of Product Management, Donovan Sung, has now cleared up any speculation by confirming that the smartphone will indeed be launching in global markets soon.

Unsurprisingly, no exact markets or release date were provided. However, European markets such as Spain, Italy, and France are extremely likely candidates. Also in the running are a number of Asian markets such as India and the Philippines.

For those unaware, the Mi 8 Pro offers a large 6.2-inch OLED display. Following in the footsteps of numerous other devices, the smartphone boasts a slight chin down below and a rather wide notch up top. On the inside, the smartphone uses Qualcomm’s most powerful chip, the Snapdragon 845, alongside the choice of either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. This is then coupled with a very respectable 128GB of internal storage which is expandable via a new microSD slot.

Elsewhere inside the smartphone, a 3,000mAh battery complete with support for Quick Charge 4+ has been fitted in order to keep the lights on. Lastly, completing the setup is MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

source: Donovan Sung

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8 Comments

1. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Only if they stop running those ads on their devices!

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 791; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Only file manager and security app have ads (very few)... Just true off the Data access for those apps and the problem is solved.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Do you really need to shamelessly defend Xiaomi everywhere ? I have owned so many Xiaomi devices from Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3s Prime, Redmi Note 5 Pro to Redmi Note 4. I know better than you can know in your entire lifetime. File Manager, Music app, video app, security app, themes app, notification bar, and sometimes even settings is getting ads. And not all of them can be switched off. Despite switching off they keep coming. So please, stop defending Xiaomi

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"I know better than you can know in your entire lifetime". And yet, you still don't know how to turn off those ads. Why keep buying Xiaomi's phones if you don't like ads, and can't turn it off? There are several things you can do to turn off those ads: - Disable the services that manage those ads - Block those built-in apps from internet, or use alternative apps - Block their ads domain - Use LinageOS I don't use MIUI but at lease one of those method should work.

3. Guaire

Posts: 855; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Soon is late and Xiaomi officially sucks in my country. Samsung S9 Plus is cheaper than Mi8 for example.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Seriously? The regular Mi8?

7. Guaire

Posts: 855; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

64GB Mi8 costs 4999TRY in Mi Store and 128GB costs 5399TRY. On the other hand I can get a S9+ 64GB starts from 4899TRY from one of the largest online retailer in my country and its warranty covered by Samsung itself so it's not a grey market import. Xiaomi made a deal with one of the worst grey market importer as their authorized seller on the country. It's warranty service is horrible and that authorized seller single handedly inflated the price. Grey market Mi8 64GB as low as 3779TRY BTW. Which is still kinda close, but they depends on reseller market so some inflation is a given. Not to mention LG G7 ThinQ 64GB costs only 4049TRY. Another example is Mi A2. Its 64GB model is only 200TRY (30USD) more cheaper than 128GB LG V30 by LG. Xiaomi is gonna flop in my country for sure at least officially. Grey market imports on the other hand probably will continue to dominate budget sensitive online shoppers IMO.

8. Mikele

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Not so I have Redmi 5 plus to live without ads just don't promote any apps on the file manager

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