For a couple of days there was no mention of the new Xiaomi range presented the May 31 in Shenzen and which celebrates the eighth anniversary of the Chinese company. On that occasion there were three variants of the smartphone to be presented, ie Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE. Each of these devices has features that make them unique and that could influence users on the purchase of one or the other model, considering that basic prices have all three prices to say the least competitive.
Today sales began at the Xiaomi online store and at partner JD.com, and to be exact at 10: 00 (local time in China) kicked off the free sale which included Xiaomi Mi 8 in the 6 GB version of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory at the price of 2699 yuan (about 358,5 euro), the variant from 6 GB of RAM and 128 of internal storage at the price of 2999 yuan (about 398 euro) and finally the variant from 6 / 256 RAM / ROM priced at 3299 yuan (about 438 euros).
Prices definitely desirable by virtue of the technical characteristics of the smartphone, and therefore not surprisingly, shortly after 10: 00, on the official Xiaomi website it was announced that all three versions are sold out. The announcement is followed by another one that indicates for the 12 June date, again at 10: 00, the second sales round. It is not clear how many units were sold, therefore they could also be a few, but I hope and believe that the company is not adopting certain meanness. However, all the copies of the Mi 8 available for sale were sold out in one minute and 37 seconds.
Xiaomi Mi 8 sold out less than 2 minutes
About the sales units of Mi 8, the company CEO Lei Jun, has made it known that the specimens sold should be about 100000 and that at the same time this means a sales record for a flagship Xiaomi device. Among the novelties of Mi 8 we remember the Dual GPS, which significantly improves the accuracy detected by the satellites as well as the signal, processor Snapdragon 845, dual camera back that has reached a DxOMark score equal to 105, multi-function sensor NFC, but also unlocking the phone via IR camera.