Chinese smartphone maker Huawei recently mocked Apple “for keeping things the same” with its latest iPhones. After Huawei, Xiaomi is now targeting the latest iPhones with its new bundles that have been announced by the company for the Chinese market. The three bundles are named after the three new iPhones released earlier this month and have been priced identically to make it even more obvious that Xiaomi is poking fun at Apple’s latest devices.
Xiaomi XR Bundle With Mi 8 SE
The first bundle, named the Xiaomi XR bundle, takes a dig at the iPhone XR, which is the most affordable of the three new iPhones launched this year. It has been priced at 6,499 yuan (Rs.68,200 approx.) in China, which is exactly what the iPhone XR is priced at in the country. The bundle includes a Mi 8 SE smartphone, a 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air, a Mi Band 3, and a Mi Bluetooth Mini headset.
Announced in May this year, the Mi 8 SE features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED notched display with 1080 x 2244 Full HD+ resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 10nm chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 616 GPU. In terms of memory, the smartphone comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. In the camera department, Mi 8 SE features a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with 4K Ultra HD video capture and various AI-backed features. For selfies, the Mi 8 SE has a 20MP snapper on the front. Rest of the key features include a USB Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3120mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
Xiaomi XS Bundle With Mi MIX 2S
The next bundle is named the XS bundle and is targeted at the iPhone XS. It includes a Mi MIX 2S smartphone, a 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air, a Mi Band 3, and Mi Bluetooth Mini headset. The Xiaomi XS bundle is priced at 8,699 yuan (Rs.91,300 approx.) in China, identical to the pricing of the iPhone XS.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s was announced by the company in March this year. It sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Mi MIX 2S is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.8 GHz with an Adreno 630 GPU. In terms of memory, the smartphone features 6GB / 8GB of RAM and comes in 64GB/128GB/256GB storage options. At the rear, it has a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup with the primary sensor equipped with Dual Pixel PDAF and 4-axis optical image stabilization. The selfie camera is a 5MP unit with an f/2.0 aperture. The Mi MIX 2S also features a 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi XS Max Bundle With Mi 8
The most expensive bundle, the Xiaomi XS Max bundle, carries a price tag of 9,599 yuan (Rs.1,00,700 approx.). For 9,599 yuan, customers will be getting a Mi 8 smartphone, a Mi Notebook Pro, Mi Band 3, and a Mi Bluetooth neckband.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a 6.21-inch AMOLED notched display with 1080 x 2248 Full HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Since it is a flagship device, the Mi 8 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC. It comes in 6GB / 8GB RAM variants with 64GB/128GB/256GB onboard storage options. Similar to the Mi MIX 2S, the Mi 8 has a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup on the back, while on the front it comes with a 20MP resolution selfie snapper with Infrared Face Unlock support. Some of the other key highlights of the Xiaomi Mi 8 include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3400mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0+ support, and a USB Type-C port.