The big Chinese manufacturer of smart devices, Xiaomi, announced last month the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite in China, this being a new version of the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. After that, they then hinted that this device would be launched globally, starting with Ukraine; however, Xiaomi’s global spokesman, Donovan Sung, revealed on Twitter that the device will not only be available in Ukraine, but also in France and Mexico.
#Mi8Lite, now available in Ukraine and France, and coming soon to our other global markets. Which feature is everyone most excited about? ??
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) October 29, 2018
He also revealed that the Mi 8 Lite will soon be available in other global markets.
Features of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Despite falling into the mid-range category, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has an iconic and elegant look, sporting a premium glass design. The device is available in Twilight Gold, Deep Space Gray and Dream Blue color variants; the three colors are presented with a degraded style, and that makes this smartphone the first of the company to use the gradient style.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has a notch located at the top of its screen, where we are going to find a 24 megapixel front camera with artificial intelligence capabilities to improve selfies and video calls. The device also has a huge FHD + screen of 6.26 inches with an aspect ratio of 19:9, ensuring that it fits well on the palm of most people and that it does not look too bulky.
On the other hand, on the back there is a dual camera located vertically in the upper left corner of the device. The configuration of the dual camera includes a 12 megapixel main sensor along with a secondary sensor of 5 megapixels, plus an LED flash besides them. Also, this smartphone has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back, thus providing a higher quality appearance.
Speaking about the internal specifications, in the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite we can find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The device comes with several versions of memory: 4GB of RAM + 64GB of ROM, 6GB of RAM + 64GB of ROM and 6GB of RAM + 128GB of ROM. Finally, this phone runs MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo and has a battery with a capacity of 3,350mAh.
Regarding the price of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, Xiaomi did not announce the price of the device in Ukraine, France or Mexico. However, the price of the phone in China starts at 1399 yuan ($200) for the 4GB + 64GB version, the 6GB RAM + 64GB version is priced at 1,699 Yuan ($248) and the 6GB RAM + 128GB model costs 1,999 Yuan ($292).
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