Xiaomi Malaysia is expanding the Mi 8 family of smartphones by bringing in the two latest smartphones to the market – the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, and also the Mi 8 Lite, which is also known as Mi 8 Youth Edition.

We are delighted to introduce the newest members of the Mi 8 family to Malaysia. We offer more choices for users to enjoy the popular Mi 8 series simply because we want smartphone users to be able to find their ideal smartphone that cater to their needs and interests. For tech connoisseurs, the Mi 8 Pro keeps them excited with its futuristic features and design. For those who wants to take selfies in style, we have designed the Mi 8 Lite specifically for them.

– Steven Shi, Xiaomi Regional President of Southeast Asia and Oceania

Mi 8 Pro

The Mi 8 Pro is obviously their flagship smartphone for the Mi 8 series and has a few aspects that makes it superbly unique compared to the others as well.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

The Mi 8 Pro comes with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi claims that this is an even more power-efficient way to unlock your phone via under-display fingerprint scanner.

Other than that, the Mi 8 Pro also has a transparent glass back that exposes its innards. something like a “clear” addition of the phone, per se.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro has these specs:

  • 6.21-inch AMOLED display with 2248×1080 pixels in resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Dual rear-fcaing cameras
    • 12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4 (2x zoom)
  • 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 3,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 charger in the box

The Mi 8 Pro is available in Transparent Titanium and available today at Authorized Mi Stores nationwide for RM2,399.

Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite launch

Also known as the Mi 8 Youth Edition, the Mi 8 Lite has a more modest list of specs since it’s aimed towards the mid-range market. The specs of the Mi 8 Lite are as follows:

  • 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with 2280×1080 in resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Up to 6GB RAM
  • Up to 128GB storage
  • Dual rear-fcaing cameras
    • 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP depth sensor
  • 24MP f/2.2 selfie camera
  • 3,350mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge
    • Xiaomi only included a 5V 2A charger, though

The Mi 8 Lite is available starting today in two colors – Aurora Blue and Midnight Black.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite launch

The prices are as follows:

  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – RM999
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – RM1,299

We have a review unit of the Mi 8 Lite as well. Stay tuned for that as it will come soon!