Earlier today we had reported about the arrival of Mi8 8GB RAM variant. Finally, the device is listed on the company’s official China store. Apart from the 8GB RAM, it has 128GB of internal storage with Blue and Black color options. Regarding the price, the handset is priced at 3,299 CNY or roughly converted into approx. 480 USD. Moreover, the device is available for pre-orders and will starts shipping from August 14 as per the listing.
It will worth noting that the device is costing the same as higher variants of MI 8 cost but it provides extra storage and less RAM. So choose sensible whether you want extra RAM or extra storage. At present, the device is available in only China and there are minimal changes to its arrival in other markets. Most probably, Xiaomi will only release standard variants in the global markets.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is equipped with 6.21-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the top. The handset is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU under the hood. It runs on MIUI 9.5 based Android 8.1, Oreo out of the box. Regarding the optics, the device accumulates dual 12 MP rear cameras and a single 20 MP shooter for the selfies.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 packs 3,400 mAh non-removable battery to keep the lights on. Considering the storage, the device has three variants 64/128/256 GB internal storage paired with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM. The dual SIM device doesn’t include expandable storage and 3.5 mm jack either removed. A USB Type-C to 3.5 converters is being shipped along with the device. Moreover, the device includes connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS with GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C charging port.