Xiaomi is expected to bring some of the remaining members of their Mi 8 flagship line-up here in the Philippines.
Just recently, the company’s local arm has been posting teasers regarding the imminent arrival of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro in the country. Finally joining the Xiaomi Mi 8, which have been in the country since July.
With that said, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about the devices’ arrival in the country.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite sports a shiny gradient back panel, a large 6.26-inch FHD+ screen, a Snapdragon 660 processor, and up to 6GB of RAM. There’s also a tiny notch on the front that is a home to a 24-megapixel selfie camera, while on the back we have a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera affair.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro offers an even more powerful set of features. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fast UFS storage.
The handset also brags a 6.21-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with a pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner, which is a step up to the technology that we saw on the Vivo V11.
As for the cameras, we have a 20-megapixel shooter on the front for self-portraits, while on the back we have a dual 12-megapixel setup with a 4-axis optical image stabilizer.
Xiaomi is yet to announce the official pricing of the two devices here in the Philippines. But for a perspective, the Mi 8 Lite has a starting price in China of CNY1,399 (~Php11,000) for the 4GB/64GB model. While the Mi 8 Pro’s base model with a 6GB/128GB configuration is at CNY3,200 (~Php25,200).
The teasers suggest that both models are launching in the country just a few days from now. Our fingers are crossed that they will also be introducing the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 alongside the new Mi 8 devices here in the local market.