Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

Donna Miller
November 9, 2018

Xiaomi ranks as the fourth-largest smartphone company in the world, with customers mainly concentrated in China and parts of Asia.

Three has confirmed that it will be exclusively stocking the Mi 8, discount RedMi 6A, and the new Xiaomi Band 3.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 6 Pro runs Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch.

The RedMi 6A, assuming it's the same here as elsewhere, will come with a 5.4-inch 720p display, a 3,000 mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC chipset, 32GB of storage, microSD expansion, and a headphone jack. On the front, the smartphone sports a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. Prices start at £12 a month with £19 upfront. Pre-orders open tomorrow, ready for a 21st November delivery.

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On Nov. 8, Xiaomi launched its first phone for the United Kingdom, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. It includes 8GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage and will be available from the 9th November via Three, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, Very, Mobile Phones Direct, Katana and Mi.com.

Xiaomi has confirmed that it will begin selling phones and smart home devices in the United Kingdom. The Beijing OEM also reaffirmed its plans to open the first Mi store in the region in London's enormous Westfield shopping center on November 18. Xiaomi's United Kingdom launch signals the company's expansion to a new market, and a step toward being a more global brand.

Xiaomi's entry into the United Kingdom follows its arrival in France and Italy this May, and the official entry last November into Spain, its first Western European market, where it had already become the third largest smartphone vendor.

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