The Xiaomi Mi 8 took less than a minute to sell out in China

The Xiaomi Mi 8 took less than a minute to sell out in China
Xiaomi’s Mi 8 flagship was announced just last week, with the Chinese brand confirming that the first flash sale would take place today. Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, the smartphone turned out to be extremely popular, selling out in under one minute.

In actual fact, 37 seconds was the time it took Xiaomi’s newest device to show up as out of stock, with the pricing of the smartphone most likely playing an important role in its popularity. After all, despite retailing at the equivalent of $420, the Mi 8 certainly offers plenty of features, with its resemblance to Apple’s iPhone X perhaps being the most striking of all – the only major difference is the presence of a small chin below the 6.2-inch display. Additionally, the interior of the smartphone also boasts the latest technology, such as the Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. As an added bonus, those interested in the Mi 8 can then choose between 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options.

Aside from all of this, Xiaomi has upped its game in the camera department with the inclusion of two 12-megapixel lenses on the rear along with AI technology. Furthermore, a 20-megapixel selfie camera has been placed within the display notch. Speaking of which, aiming to take on the iPhone X, the Xiaomi Mi 8 offers 3D facial recognition technology, making it the first Android smartphone to do so. 

Those interested in the Xiaomi Mi 8 will be able to get their hands on the smartphone in China via the next flash sale, currently set to take place June 12. Alternatively, Xiaomi has plans to launch its newest flagship in Egypt, France, India, Italy, Russia, Spain, and Vietnam in the near future.

Related phones

Mi 8


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless