Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: The new Xiaomi mid-range

Details about the new phones that Xiaomi was going to present within the Mi 8 range have been leaking for weeks. Finally, today, September 19, they have been officially presented. The first of them is the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, which is also known as Youth Edition. Although this name is reserved for the China market only.

The phone has been officially presented today. This Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is a new model for the mid-range from the Chinese manufacturer. More modest in terms of specifications, but with a very low price, so it has everything to be a success in the market.

As for design, the brand follows the principles that we have seen in other models of its range. A design that has been filtered on several occasions in recent weeks, so it is not a big surprise in part. This is what we can expect from this new model from the Chinese manufacturer.

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

The phone is the simplest that we find in this family of the Mi 8. A model designed for a younger audience, who is looking for a cheaper model, but without wanting to give up quality. It works well in this sense, so you can like it a lot. These are the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite:

  • Screen: 6.26 inches with Full HD + resolution and 19: 9 ratio
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core with 4 x Cortex A73 at 2.2 GHz and 4 x Cortex A53 at 1.8 GHz
  • Graphic card: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 4GB / 6GB.
  • Internal storage: 64 / 128GB
  • Rear camera: 12+5 MP with f/1.9 aperture and LED Flash
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 3,350mAh
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI
  • Connectivity: 4G/LTE, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C
  • Others: Rear fingerprint sensor
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In general, we can define this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite as a model of the most complete within its range. The phone has a good processor, which will give you enough power for the most common tasks, even when playing games with the phone. In addition, we have a good amount of RAM and storage, which will undoubtedly contribute to the proper functioning of this device.

We must add the presence of the double rear camera, which is something usual already within the mid-range. Xiaomi does not disappoint, especially if we take into account that it is one of the brands that makes the most use of this double rear camera in its mid-range phones. Also on the back of the phone we find the fingerprint sensor. There have been no risks in this regard.

Furthermore, as expected, artificial intelligence makes an appearance on cameras. Thanks to it, the cameras of this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite get additional photography modes, which will allow users to get much more out of it. Among these modes that are introduced in the phone is the portrait mode. The quality of the lenses, with a Sony front camera, helps a lot.

The colors are the part that most attracts attention in the design of this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. It had already been announced that the firm was going to bet on degraded tones, like those of the Huawei P20, in these models. And so it has been. A version with pink tones and another with blue/purple tones, which you will undoubtedly like a lot.

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Price and availability

At the moment only the launch of this phone has been confirmed in China. Although it is most likely that in a few weeks its launch will be announced internationally. But for now the company has not wanted to say anything in this regard. It would be weird if it wasn’t going to be released outside of China. Especially since the phone will have a different name outside the country, so the launch is planned, but without a date.

There are several versions of this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, depending on its RAM and internal storage. We already have their prices in China:

  • Version with 4/64 GB: 1,399 yuan (about 175 euros to change)
  • Version with 6/64 GB: 1699 yuan (about 212 euros to change)
  • Model with 6/128 GB: 1999 yuan (about 250 euros to change)