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Xiaomi launches in United Kingdom with new Mi 8 Pro

12 November, 2018, 19:10 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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While Xiaomi's strength lies in the smartphone segment, the new pricing will be affecting only two smartphones.

Xiaomi has announced that it is rolling out its latest MIUI 10 Stable build to 21 more Xiaomi smartphones. The downside to that is United Kingdom customers would previously have had to import Xiaomi devices from China or other parts of Asia, potentially adding customs fees and VAT, reducing the overall value proposition.

But now, the company has been forced to increase the price of certain products due to the rupee depreciation. This roughly translates to Xiaomi selling over three devices per second during this month.

Xiaomi, the world's fourth ranked smartphone maker, entered Britain on Thursday with the global debut of its flagship Mi 8 Pro, which it hopes will win fans in a market dominated by Samsung and Apple.

Meanwhile, the Mi 8 Pro will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AIE chip and have a 6.21-inch full screen display. In addition to the smartphones, Xiaomi also sold over 400,000 Mi LED TVs and more than 2.1 million Mi Ecosystem products and accessories.

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As you can see above, the design of the phone features a clear glass element that shows you the internals of the device.

The front of the phone is less striking, with a very familiar look - meaning a relatively wide notch and a small chin at the bottom of the phone, like nearly every other Android phone to launch this year.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is coming to the United Kingdom, and it's the first market outside of China to be able to buy the phone. The 3000mAh battery does seem like a relatively small size for a modern-day phone, though, so it will be interesting to test how long this can actually last in a real-world environment.

As for Mi 8 Lite, the 4GB/64GB variant will be made available for RM 999 through Mi Official Store on Shopee starting from 10 November.

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