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Xiaomi’s Poco F1 & Mi 8 Pro Make Their Way Into The UK

Xiaomi is continuing to expand its presence in the UK. As the company continues to expand into Europe, Xiaomi has announced that the Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro are coming to the UK, with the latter being revealed at a keynote tomorrow in London.

The Xiaomi Poco F1 made waves throughout the smartphone market for its killer specs, the 2014-inspired $299 price tag and impressive support throughout. To revise the specs for once, the Poco F1 packs a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6/8GB RAM, 64/128/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, IR face unlock along with a 6.18-inch display being powered by a humongous 4000mAh battery.

For the UK listing of the Poco F1, it seems like the device is only available in two variants, 6/64GB and 6/128GB for now. In addition to that, the device is only available in Graphite Black for now and in classy Asian fashion, features a Dual SIM card slot for those who card about keeping two SIMs in their phones. At this very moment, the Poco F1’s base variant is listed for £329.99 on Amazon. However, if you’re willing to up your game, for an additional £20, you could bump up the storage to 128GB.

Regarding the Mi 8 Pro, Xiaomi would be announcing the device in the UK tomorrow and would also commence the Global announcement of the Mi 8 Pro for the global market. As reported previously, Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 Pro for the Chinese market only and if you’d ask us, its about time Xiaomi finally introduced their pimped out Mi 8 Pro for global markets. Whether Xiaomi would be announcing the Mi 8 Lite too tomorrow is still yet to be seen. However, it would be interesting to see if they decide not to given how aggressive Xiaomi has become regarding their design and color choices lately.

Internally, the Mi 8 Pro introduces a ton to the table. While pricing hasn’t been confirmed, the Mi 8 Pro would surely pack a punch, especially with an under-display fingerprint sensor. Expect to see a Snapdragon 845 and a similar spec sheet that resembles the Poco F1. Surely pricing in European regions would be higher than that of the Chinese hemisphere and the Asian region, although, given how aggressive Xiaomi has been at keeping their eye on the market, Xiaomi would certainly price the Mi 8 Pro aggressively.

Certainly, it’s not hard to see that Xiaomi is taking a ton of interest in the European region, a region that was once dominated by the big “Apples and Galaxies”. Perhaps, this has to do with the fact that Xiaomi has a better chance at maturing 5G in the region with the Mi Mix 3, but anyhow, the company is certainly looking forward to expand its way into Europe.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

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