Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro escapes China, starts selling in Taiwan

Yordan, 23 October 2018

Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 with a transparent back as Mi 8 Explorer back in May. Then in September, the phone got renamed as Mi 8 UD in China and Mi 8 Pro on the global scene, but the actual arrival dates outside China remained uncofirmed. Until today - the device finally escaped the home market and reached Taiwan.

The Mi 8 Pro has a 6.21” OLED panel with UD fingerprint scanner. There is a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 3,000 mAh battery that can be seen through the transparent back of the phone. The device also has a Twilight Gold variant, but it is yet to appear in a market outside its homeland.

The 8/128 GB device goes for NT$15,999, which is pretty much the same as the original price of CNY3,600 or about $516/€450. It can be purchased at the Mi online store and some offline retailers starting today.

Source | Via (both in Chinese)


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Obviously the person you replied to has a pretty solid understanding of what "Republic China" really is.

They should say "from Mainland China to Taiwan". "Taiwanese" government still claim them to be part of "Republic of China" (not to be confused with PRC), also known as the "nationalist China". The government still claim them to be "China", but they h...

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Republic of China is not the same as PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. These are two different countries.