Mi 8 Celebrates 6M Sales: Xiaomi Drops Price by 200 Yuan, Now Available Starting At 2,499 Yuan in China

Xiaomi's flagship device the Mi 8 recently crossed the 6-million sales mark prompting the brand to drop the prices for the device for all variants.

Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8

After the Mi 8 SE received a temporary price cut in China, Xiaomi has now dropped prices for its flagship Mi 8 in the country. The move comes after the Mi 8 crossed the 6-million mark in sales for the smartphone. That effectively means the Mi 8 will be available starting from CYN 2,499 for the base model which earlier was going to come at a price of CYN 2,699. The price drop of CYN 200 is reflected across all other variants of the Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8 receives a price drop of CYN 200 in China.

Xiaomi Mi 8 was always touted for popularity since its release earlier this year. The flagship model earlier, after its release even beat the OnePlus 6 in reaching the 1 million sales mark in China. But Xiaomi as a brand is known to provide feature-rich smartphones and is a favourite brand not only in China but also India.

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However, the Mi 8 recently crossed the 6 million sales mark in China, and hence, Xiaomi has now offered a price cut on the flagship device, as confirmed by this a Weibo post. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is available in four variants today, on October 09 in China, and all models have received a standard CYN 200 price drop. The base variant of 6GB+64GB will now be available for CYN 2,499 from CYN 2,699. The 6GB+128GB will carry prices of CYN 2,799, a cut from CYN 2,999. The high-end models of 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB will now have a price tag of CYN 3,099, as both receive the CYN 200 price drop.

Xiaomi Mi 8: Specifications, Features

The Flagship smartphone from Xiaomi is a feature-rich device with formidable hardware. The Mi 8 comes with a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED full HD+ display, with 1080 x 2248 pixels resolution, 402ppi pixel density and an 83.8% screen-to-body ratio. The high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Soc powers the Mi-8 with Kyro 385 octa-core CPU and an Adreno 630 GPU. There are four variants to the smartphone, with a 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 6GB+256GB and an 8GB+128GB model. The smartphone also features a notch design housing 3D facial recognition technology.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 software and sports a 12MP+12MP dual camera set up at the rear with features like dual-pixel PDAF, OIS, and LED flash. The Mi 8 features a 20MP selfie shooter on the front side with Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting Effects. The smartphone is powered by a 3400mAh battery with fast charging support.

Xiaomi Mi 8: Availability in India

The Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched in October this year globally and is available in color options of Black, Gold, Grey and Silver, all at the same price. Mi 8 is expected to be priced in India at Rs. 24,500 for the base model, as the costs would, undoubtedly, be higher for the upgraded models.

The Mi 8 is yet to be released in India and is expected to be available from October 16 along with the Mi 8 Lite. Another one of Xiaomi’s smartphones, the Mi 8 SE will also release in India on October 30.

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