The Xiaomi Mi 8 series has already sold 1 million units

The Xiaomi Mi 8 series has already sold 1 million units
After a pretty successful launch earlier this month that saw the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 sell out in under a minute in China, Xiaomi’s global spokesperson Donovan Sung has confirmed that the Mi 8 series has now sold over 1 million units, with it taking the brand just 18 days to achieve the feat.

Now, unlike OnePlus which saw its latest flagship sell the same number of units in 22 days, Xiaomi’s achievement doesn’t just represent sales of the flagship Mi 8. In fact, the premium handset is currently available alongside a cheaper variant dubbed the Mi 8 SE, which ships with the Snapdragon 710 on the inside, although a more expensive Mi 8 Explorer Edition is also set to arrive in the future. At first, this may seem slightly less impressive than OnePlus' feat, but it's worth noting Xiaomi's smartphones are only officially available in China at this point, putting into perspective the scale of the brand’s achievement – the OnePlus 6 is available in numerous global markets. Nevertheless, the company does have plans to launch the smartphones in select European markets later this year, although if recent information is correct, this may not happen until August, perhaps allowing Xiaomi to simultaneously release the more expensive Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition alongside the other two models.

Presently, it’s unclear if Xiaomi has any shipment goals for its new flagship series in 2018 but considering the apparently strong demand its new smartphones have seen in its home country, the low-cost brand will likely capitalize on the trio’s popularity later on this summer as it further expands its presence in Europe.

source: Donovan Sung

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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
Mi 8 SE
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3120 mAh

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10 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

18 days for 1 mill...iPhone would only take 18 secs to reach 1 mill

3. mootu

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

McDonalds sells millions of burgers every day as well, that doesn't mean they arn't trash!

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

McDonald's isn't trash, their food is delicious! That's why people eat them so much.

7. Tipus

Posts: 875; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You better quit those big macs, your brain is deteriorating :))

8. Vokilam

Posts: 1221; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

So is that an argument for android phones - there are about 5 times more android phones in this world than iPhones. Android ASP (average selling price) are at about $200 level, vs iPhones which are at around $700 level. Given your logic regarding McDonald’s food - which sells because it cheap- just like most of android devices sold based on ASP levels I meantioned above - so it is actually android devices that you must be talking about. To everyone else: I apologize that my post seems to put down android - that’s not what I’m about. Just that thes trolls don’t comprehend how wrong they are with this “McDonald’s sells a lot” comparison, especially how cheap McDonald’s food is and how expensive iPhone ASP levels are.

9. midan

Posts: 2915; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Compared to other same prized fast foods, Mcdonalds is very good, that's why they sell so much. They wouldn't be number one fast food franchise if the food wouldn't be good for what it is.

10. midan

Posts: 2915; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

so you just admitted that most android phones are trash. got it.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Don't provoke Android trolls. They get very sensitive and then destructive even by the letter " i " LOLZZZ

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Just the way you get triggered by seeing letter "S". Just Saying.......

6. prachid

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2018

I am an android fan. I just use all android apps on iPhone. I get best of the both worlds. If you can live without customization. Plus now everyone copies iPhone, including ugly notches. Meh. I will stick with iPhone.

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