Xiaomi bringing Mi 8 Lite, Mi 8 Pro to PH

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Xiaomi bringing Mi 8 Lite, Mi 8 Pro to PH
Both Xiaomi's Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro will go on sale on Lazada and Shopee on November 11, with Mi Authorized Stores to have them soon after

MANILA, Philippines – Following the Mi 8 Pro’s debut in London on Thursday, November 8, Xiaomi announced both the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro would be making their way to the Philippines. 

Xiaomi touts the two phones as being perfect for gaming and photography.

The Mi 8 Lite takes advantage of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system on a chip (SoC) processor, along with a 6.26-inch 19:9 full-screen display. It will use a 24 megapixel (MP) selfie camera and have rear 12MP + 5MP AI dual-cameras, all from Sony.

Meanwhile, the Mi 8 Pro will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AIE chip and have a 6.21-inch full screen display. The Pro uses a front 20MP camera with a Samsung S5K3T1 sensor and rear 12MP +12MP dual-pixel AI cameras, one of which is from Sony and the other is from Samsung.

Also touted is the pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint lock mechanism on the Mi 8 Pro. This system saves energy by only activating when a finger is on the screen rather than pinging constantly to check for fingerprints and draining the battery further.

The Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro will go on sale on Lazada and Shopee on November 11. They’ll also be available at Mi Authorized Stores soon.

The Mi 8 Lite will come in aurora blue and midnight black in a 4GB+64GB configuration for P13,990 and a 6GB+128GB configuration for P16,990. The Mi 8 Pro comes in a 8GB+128GB configuration and will come in transparent titanium for P32,990. – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.