Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

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As you can see above, the design of the phone features a clear glass element that shows you the internals of the device.

The front of the phone is less striking, with a very familiar look - meaning a relatively wide notch and a small chin at the bottom of the phone, like nearly every other Android phone to launch this year.

The phone, which retails from £499.99 ($657, 573 euros), uses Google's Android operating system and has a fingerprint sensor in its 6.2-inch screen.

As for video, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro's dual-lens camera can shoot up to 4K resolution footage. It has 4-axis OIS as well as 2x optical zoom and a variety of artificial intelligence features to improve your image quality in auto mode. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, along with Adreno 630 GPU. There's one storage version at 128GB, and it's now unclear if you'll be able to use microSD cards with the phone.

As per our report, the Mi 8 Pro is indeed the Mi 8 Explorer Edition that was launched in China on May this year as opposed to this similarly named variant that was released in China a few months later.

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Xiaomi will be selling its £279 Mi 8 Lite smartphones with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage for £1 from 12pm on November 9, 2018.

That's set to cost £26.99 from Three, Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, Currys and a variety of other retailers.

The company has also brought the Redmi 6A to the United Kingdom which is a more affordable phone with a 5.45-inch HD display, powered by a Mediatek Helio A22 chipset and includes a 13MP rear camera.

'Thursday's launch marks the arrival of a significant new kid on the block, and there is no doubt that in finally coming to the UK, Xiaomi means business'. Xiaomi will be opening a dedicated storefront for its products in the Westfield shopping center in London which not only includes both Mi 8 smartphones, but will also have headphones, computer accessories, and more on hand.

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