The annual flagship of Xiaomi is selling like hotcakes. Initially, it went on sale on June 5. As expected, it was completely sold out in 97 seconds. Fortunately, the manufacturer issued a statement by saying the second bunch will be available for purchase on June 12. Check your calendar – today is the date. While we are providing this information, most likely, the second bunch is going to sell out as well.
The only thing that gives hope to us is Lei Jun’s words. As you remember, he has confirmed the second bunch of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE will exceed 1 million units. Therefore, it shouldn’t get the status of ‘out of stock’ as quickly as the first party.
Actually, there is nothing surprising. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a top-end handset with tons of amazing features and it is priced quite low. The phone uses a quad-curved glass body + a 7-series aluminum middle frame design. There are four color options to choose from. They include the white, gold, blue, and black. By the way, the blue variant has gone on sale for the first time.
The rest of features include the Samsung’s 6.21-inch AMOLED full-screen with a resolution of 2248×1080, an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, a screen ratio of 86.68%, a high contrast ratio of 60000:1, a high brightness of 600nit, a sunscreen, an eye protection mode, a step-less color temperature adjustment, etc. Under the hood, the phone carries a Snapdragon 845 AIE chip. It is paired with a 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, and a 3400mAh battery supporting Quick Charge 4.0+.
The Xiaomi MI 8 is equipped with a 12MP+12MP dual-camera with an aperture of f/1.8, 1.4-micron large pixels, dual-core focus, four-axis image stabilization, AI scene recognition support up to 206 kinds of unique AI studio lighting effects, AI short video clips support, and many more. The front-facing camera uses a 20MP sensor, which is the world’s first camera supporting AI micro plastic beauty. It also supports infrared unlocking. And we shouldn’t forget we are dealing with the world’s first dual-frequency dual GPS accurate positioning phone.
The 6GB+64GB variant is priced at 2699 yuan ($421), the 6GB+128GB at 2999 yuan ($468), and the 6GB+256GB at 3299 yuan ($515).