Xiaomi has just announced that it sold over one million units of Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE in 18 days since the launch. Xiaomi made this announcement on Chinese social media Weibo by releasing a poster, but the company did not reveal which smartphone did well in terms of sales- Mi 8 or the Mi 8 SE. Possibly, the Mi 8 SE would have outperformed its bigger sibling, thanks to the affordable price tag and powerful hardware it packs. The Mi 8 SE’s design is also similar to that of the flagship Mi 8. It is also rumoured that Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 8 SE in India next month and the Mi 8 might reach Indian shores at a later date.
Both the smartphones were launched in China on May 31 and went on for sale a few days later. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which features some additional tweaks than the Mi 8 is yet to go on sale in China. The flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 is priced at 2699 Yuan (approx. Rs 28,332) for the 6GB RAM+64GB storage, while the 8GB RAM+128GB storage option is priced at 2999 Yuan (approx. Rs 31,500). The Mi 8 SE is a mid-range smartphone and the 4GB RAM option costs 1799 Yuan (approx. Rs 18,888), while the 6GB RAM option costs 1999 Yuan (approx. Rs 20,984).
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has a 5.88-inch display on the front carrying a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, which is the best mid-range SoC available from Qualcomm right now. Cameras in the Mi 8 SE include a 12MP primary shooter on the rear with f/1.9 aperture, 1.4µm, PDAF, which works in tandem with a 5MP depth sensor. The phone has a 20MP shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0µm. The phone is currently running Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3120mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Mi 8, on the other hand, is a flagship smartphone with a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display on the front, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood, up to 8GB of RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, 20MP front-facing camera and a 3400mAh battery. Xiaomi India is yet to reveal when it’s going to launch the smartphones in the sub-continent.