With Xiaomi launching in the UK next week a lot of people are wondering what phones will be available in the UK market. The launch will start with Three allowing consumers to buy Xiaomi products both instore and online this will then be followed by the launch of a Mi Store in the Westfield Shopping Center in White City.
Xiaomi phones are typically cheaper than UK-sold smartphones of a similar spec, and this is largely because the company doesn't make more than 5% profit on any of its hardware. However, due to distribution logistics and tax such as VAT the phones will likely cost more than the imported counterparts.
Roland Quandt has leaked details of the EU pricing for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite which will be available in Germany, Czech Republic and Austria in the next few days. The handset should arrive in 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage or 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variants. These models are expected to be priced at 279 Euros which is £245 and 319 Euros which is £279.
While it is not confirmed that this phone will land in the UK next week, it is extremely likely that it will be one of the models available.
With the above prices, this phone has the potential to be one of the best low-mid range phones on the market, with an impressive specification for such an affordable price.
The Mi 8 Lite features a 6.26-inch notched display that produces Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset and comes in multiple RAM and storage options from 4GB/64GB up to 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. There is no microSD card slot for upgrading the storage.
The back panel of the phone is fitted with a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera system. This is then complemented with a 24-megapixel front camera.
You get a better than average battery of 3,350mAh that works with Quick Charge 3.0.
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