Xiaomi is all set to give the tough competition to premium phone in the price segment of 30 to 35K INR. After teasing the POCO F1, which is about to launch on 22nd August from the company’s co-brand POCO or POCOPHONE, Xiaomi is all set to launch the device Xiaomi Mi 8 in next months.
While in China we have seen three smartphone launches as the Mi 8 series, in India, we are likely to see only the one.
It is necessary that we highlight that POCO F1 is going to be launched in India on 22nd August. Both the Mi 8 and the Poco F1 will be sporting a Snapdragon 845 chipset, but the Poco F1 is expected to be focused solely on performance. With the Mi 8 launch, the budget flagship price segment in India is definitely going to get crowded.
Specification of Xiaomi Mi 8
The smartphone packs in an FHD+ Samsung Super AMOLED display with an 88.5 percent screen-to-body and a rather large display notch that changes the aspect ratio to 18.7:9.
Xiaomi has included a 12 MP + 12 MP camera setup at the rear, featuring large 1.4-micron pixels, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel autofocus technology and an AI-powered portrait mode.
The notch at the front includes a 20 MP camera, a proximity sensor, the earpiece, infrared lighting and an infrared lens. The latter two are used for the new Infrared face unlock feature, one that according to Xiaomi can securely unlock a device even in the dark.
Xiaomi Mi 8 will come in three variant, 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage
Price of Xiaomi Mi 8
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs 28,000) for the standard model, which includes 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, and CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs 31,000) for the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage model. The top of the line Mi 8 packs in 6 GB RAM with 256 GB storage and will cost buyers CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 34,000).
Before we conclude we would like to highlight, phone will have direct competition with companies own co-branded phone POCO F1 and other devices like OnePlus 6. All this may result the aggressive pricing of Xiaomi Mi 8.
However, we need to remind our readers that Xiaomi has made no official announcements regarding the launch of the Mi 8.