Xiaomi kicks off business in the UK with flagship Mi 8 Pro and London store

Xiaomi kicks off business in the UK with flagship Mi 8 Pro and London store
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

After pretty successful launches in Italy, France, and Spain over the past twelve months, Xiaomi has now turned its focus to the UK where it finally made its official debut earlier today.

At an event designed to mark the occasion, the Chinese brand confirmed that its first flagship store will be opening November 19 in central London. The store will be stocked with a wide range of products including the Mi Band 3 fitness tracker which retails for £27 ($35), the Mi Electric Scooter that can be acquired for £399 ($523), and even the budget Redmi 6A smartphone that costs just £99 ($130). However, perhaps the most exciting announcement comes in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro.

This flagship device was originally unveiled back in September as a China exclusive with the promise of international availability in the future. Now, it seems this day has arrived as Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be available to purchase for £499 ($653) in the UK, putting it on par with the OnePlus 6T. At that price, consumers gain access to a large 6.2-inch OLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. This is accompanied by 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro will be available to purchase in the UK starting November 9. Purchases can be made through local carrier Three, as well as retailers such as Amazon, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, and John Lewis, to name just a few.

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6 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 491; Member since: May 02, 2016

Now they will get sued by Apple.. Xiaomi didn't calculate this point very well

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 1750; Member since: May 04, 2015

Sued for what exactly? They haven't sued them in other European countries or elsewhere for that matter. Xiaomi have spent the last 3 years or so buying up patents etc which is what delayed their international launch. They also have a very convenient investor called Qualcomm and are tied up with Google too. No, I think they know exactly what they're doing.

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 491; Member since: May 02, 2016

Bro .. believe me if Apple felt the threat of how Xiaomi eating a lot of the market share they will sue 'em for copying their designs, everyone knows that Xiaomi is copying Apple and some people in China call 'em (The Chinese Apple).. and Xiaomi knows that..

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 1750; Member since: May 04, 2015

Are you still living in 2013? Their design language these days doesn't resemble Apples' any more than any other company's. They compete directly with Apple in various markets around the world including Europe where laws are very strict. You don't think Apple would have sued them ages ago if there was any merit to your internet myth?

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

EU will sue them before end of this year.

5. Farcaster

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Lawsuit incoming.

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