Xiaomi Mi 8 coming on May 31, follow up to great budget Mi 6

The US hasn't seen much of Xiaomi phones, but maybe that will change this year.

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The Xiaomi Mi 8 has been officially revealed. It has a 6.21-inch AMOLED screen and dual 12-megapixel rear cameras.

Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi delivers excellent budget phones that have thus far not been easily available in the US. Given the rumor that they'll be venturing onto our shores as early as this year, hopefully the eighth-anniversary Mi 8 the company teased Tuesday for a May 31 launch will be the first.

The follow up to the Mi 6, which we called "the best phone you can't get," the Xiaomi Mi 8 has, according to Android Headlines:

  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • 6-inch screen with a notch
  • 3D face scanning
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6GB and 8GB options with 64GB or 128GB of storage
  • Wireless charging
  • "AI" camera
  • Prices starting at 2,799 yuan (roughly $440, £330 or AU$580)

We saw Xiaomi's flagship Mi Mix 2s in March, and it sounds like the M8 has many similar specs at a lower price.

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2S looks mostly the same

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