Xiaomi Mi 8 won't be China-exclusive, coming to at least 8 other countries at launch

Xiaomi Mi 8 won't be China-exclusive, coming to at least 8 other countries at launch
Xiaomi's flagships are hard to get unless the Chinese company doesn't sell its products in your country, but the good news is Xiaomi is expanding its presence to more countries every month. It even said it plans to enter the US market by the end of 2018 or early 2019, a pretty bold move considering the faith of other Chinese brands like LeEco, Huawei, and ZTE.

The next top-tier smartphone Xiaomi plans to launch, the Mi 8 is expected to go official on May 31 in China. Two other devices are likely to be introduced alongside Xiaomi's new flagship, the Mi 8 SE (Special Edition?) and Mi Band 3 fitness band.

Although the Mi 8 will be initially launched in China, it will be available in other countries as well. According to an official poster that popped up on Reddit earlier today, Xiaomi Mi 8 will be released in eight other countries soon after the official announcement.

Xiaomi probably wanted the name of the flagship “Mi 8” to coincide with the number of countries, other than China, where the smartphone will be available for purchase. Still, since the Chinese handset maker has official stores in many other countries, Mi 8's availability may be expanded in the coming months.

In any case, the poster contains hints about the countries that will get the Mi 8 soon after launch: Egypt, France, India, Italy, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam. Now let's see how much the Mi 8 will cost in these countries since Xiaomi usually prices its smartphones slightly higher outside China.

source: Reddit via OnPhones

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Mi 8
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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13 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Why tho? Sell this thing in China.

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

why?... because it is gonna sell well in other countries... ignorant people here at this site knows nothing about Xiaomi... like they think Xiaomi does not update their products.. just look at records and you'll see they have updated there 4 years old devices too recently... i have mi3 which was launched in Nov 2013 and i will receive miui 10 update too after 1-2 months... that's nearly 5 years ... 5 years!.... now tell me which of your fav android manufacturer provides this much updates...

11. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

It's not really a true update to the android software system kernels,it's get only 1 update then rest is only updating the android skin like Miui to latest version with more features and bloatware but android software is still the same as to what it got launch on or updated its software on.

2. yobolegend

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

2x India , i will try it sumday... I have mi max 2 and it was good...

4. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

They better sell thing in China only. iPhone X copy. Same big notch, same back design, same back camera orientation. Only thing that's different is big and ugly chin at the bottom. Never expected something like this from a brand that designed phones like Mi Mix, Mix 2 and Mix 2s

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm sure it will sell like pancakes in india and would dethrone samsung even further down

8. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

This thing has Treble, which makes it a pretty viable alternative for my next phone. Can't stand miui, but Xiaomi has the best hardware for the price.

12. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Are you not considering OnePlus 6. Except for a mediocre night camera(along with slow focus speed) and absence of stereo speakers OnePlus 6 is pretty good alternative. What would you pick between OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi8

13. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The only reason I'm not picking up the OnePlus 6 is because of the lack of a decent vibration motor. I miss a lot of calls on my OnePlus 3 when it's on vibrate in my pocket. OP6 is using the exact same vibration motor as the OP5, which is very slightly improved over the 3, but still much, much worse than acceptable. Also, I think mi8 might have stereo speakers and might be cheaper. The low light on OnePlus 6 is actually pretty good( comparable to iPhone X) and the focus issues will be solved with software update. So that's not a concern for me.

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