Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8 first in-store launch happening this Saturday

Xiaomi’s beautiful flagship Mi 8 was quietly announced last week. The powerful smartphone goes on sale at Lazada and Shopee starting today (6GB RAM + 64GB storage model). The higher spec 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model will hit authorised Mi Stores, Lazada and Shopee starting 18 August. It looks like there’s another outlet that will be offering the new device – the Mi Store at IOI City Mall Putrajaya.

According the Xiaomi, it will be the first offline launch of the Mi 8 at the IOI Mi Store. There will be an exclusive early-bird promo where the first 100 buyers of the Mi 8 6GB RAM + 128GB model will receive a free Amazefit Bip.

There will be plenty of fun activities happening during the launch with key opinion leaders gracing the event as well.

Xiaomi Mi 8 IOI Mall launch

 

For those interested to purchase the new flagship, the queue starts at 10AM and the order books will be open at 11AM.

As a recap, the Mi 8 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship that features powerful top-of-the-line hardware that includes the Snapdragon 845 chip with Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and Adreno 630 graphics.

Xiaomi Mi 8

In the camera department, it packs the best camera ever on Xiaomi’s range of devices. The 12MP AI dual-camera (also seen on the Mi MIX 2S) is an impressive performer, scoring a scorching 105 points in the photo score on DxOMark.

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Check out some of the photos shot on the Mi 8.

On the front it gets a 20MP selfie shooter with pixel binning technology. Let’s not forget that there’s AI-enabled Studio Lighting and AI Beautify 5.0.

A cool addition is an infrared camera paired with a dedicated infrared illuminator on the front that enables face unlock. Face unlock works accurately even in a pitch black environment.

In terms of display, the Mi 8 features a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED full screen display that delivers an impressive 86.68 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The device packs a 3,400mAh battery that charges up via USB Type-C and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Pricing and availability

The Mi 8 is available in two configurations and is offered in Black, Blue and White.

Buy the Mi 8 here:

  • 6GB RAM + 64GB of storage – MYR1,599 – Lazada | Shopee
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage – MYR1,899 – Lazada | Shopee (links available from 18 August)

Also, for Shopee, get 5% cashback with the promo code SHOPEEMI8.

For more about the Mi 8, read the previous announcement post.

Source: Mi Malaysia Facebook

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