Xiaomi has today officially entered the UK with the introduction of the Mi 8 Pro, a 6.21-inch screen, as well as a number of other products, including the Mi 8, the Redmi 6A smartphone, the Xiaomi Band 3 Fitness tracker and the Mi electric scooter.
Although Xiaomi has largely focused on domestic China and other Asian markets including India, the company has continuously introduced a number of products to new regions, including Latin America and parts, introduced by Northern and Eastern Europe. Mobile phones are not yet sold in the US, but other products are sold, such as set-top boxes.
Xiaomi officially entered the Western European market last November, starting with Spain, followed by France and Italy earlier this year. Although third-party Xiaomi products have been easy to buy in the UK to date, today is the first phase of a major British push that will include a brick-and-mortar store in Westfield on November 1
Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi presented the Mi 8 Pro for the first time outside of China today in a crowded crowd in the British capital.
The Chinese smartphone giant debuted the Mi 8 Pro two months ago in China alongside the Mi 8 Lite, after the Mi 8 was introduced in May. Today, however, represents the first step in a worldwide rollout for the Mi 8 Pro, which will encompass Europe and most likely the US. Xiaomi announced earlier this year that it will soon be launched on the US smartphone market. Just yesterday, an event was announced next month in New York.
"Today is a new chapter in Xiaomi's global expansion journey, fueled by our global ambitions," said Wang Xiang, the company's executive vice president.
. The price started at £ 499 (£ 653)), the Mi 8 Pro stands very favorably at the low end of the flagship spectrum and is more in line with the price structure of OnePlus than Huawei's. Simply put, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is very reasonably priced, suggesting that the company will be pushing hard for new customers on its debut in the UK.
The device has a transparent glass back design so you can look into the phone.
As with a growing number of smartphones, including OnePlus and Huawei, the device has an in-screen fingerprint scanner to unlock the device. And yes, it also has a big, old touch.
In terms of other specifications, the Mi 8 Pro has some top-notch features, including a Snapdragon 845 chip, two camera lenses with AI infusion and infrared (IR) face unlock. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in memory. However, compared to other lately launched devices, the company has a relatively small battery of only 3,000 mAh.
Xiaomi has made a strong commitment to establishing itself in all sorts of products outside of China Last year, Samsung Samsung was spearheaded by the sale of smartphones in India. Currently, Xiaomi is fourth in the world in terms of shipments and it is officially sold in 74 markets.
So far, 2018 were shipped north of 100 million smartphones, with the Mi-8 series of cell phones serving as the "main payers". Today, Xiaomi also has the Redmi 6A mobile phone for £ 99 ($ 130), the Xiaomi band 3 for £ 27 ($ 35) and the £ 399 ($ 523), according to a statement from the company
. Mi introduced electric scooter, which is already available in the US