While Xiaomi has plenty of interesting-looking devices, like their bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and their Android One Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, their main focus remains on their Xiaomi Mi 8 portfolio of smartphones, which keeps being expanded and improved day after day. After all, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is their true flagship smartphone, featuring top-of-the-line specifications and iPhone-ish aesthetics to catch the attention of the global crowd. We’ve gotten lots of different iterations of the Xiaomi Mi 8, including mid-range models as well as higher-end ones. And back in September, we got a glimpse of two new Mi 8-branded smartphones: the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (not to be confused with the Mi 8 SE, which features a Snapdragon 710) is decidedly a mid-range device, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, a dual camera setup, a 24MP front-facing sensor, and a 3,350 mAh battery. The device was initially available in 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage, 6 GB of RAM/64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage configurations, but if you want the additional storage and don’t want to break the bank, a new 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage option is going to launch soon, at least in China.
The 4GB/128GB version is set to launch in China on November 16th, with other global markets following shortly after. 4 GB of RAM can get limiting for some users, but if you’ve been eyeing this phone for a while and you simply want the biggest storage option, then this may be an option worth looking into. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite launched in China back in September and has been slowly expanding into more markets slowly. Additionally, it could be one of the first Xiaomi devices to launch in the United States as Xiaomi is preparing an event state-side. As always, we’ll keep you in the loop as things unfold.
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