Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite price, specs, and availability or release date on Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite coming to PH. Here’s how to get one for free

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If there’s any doubt that the Mi 8 Lite is coming to the Philippines, just check out Xiaomi’s most recent posts on social media at the time of publishing this article.

First, Xiaomi Philippines updated its Facebook cover photo with an image highlighting the selfie capabilities of the smartphone. Then the company announced that it’s looking for fans who will get the device for free.

Want to get what could possibly be a free Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite? Join the #CoolAsMi Challenge

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite's #CoolAsMi Challenge or giveaway contest on Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite’s #CoolAsMi Challenge mechanics. Other contest details can be found here.

While there was no mention of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite in the post above, the smartphone featured in the image is unequivocally a Mi 8 Lite, with colors even showing two of the three shades available for the handset: Twilight Gold and Dream Blue.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Lite start at around P11,000 or $200

The two updates confirm what we suspected when Xiaomi regional director for Southeast Asia John Chen revealed that the phone he’s holding in the pictures below is coming soon. At the time, we weren’t sure where exactly in Southeast Asia the Mi 8 Lite is going to be released. At least now we know that the Philippines is one of them.

Yep, that’s a Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite — a Deep Space Gray variant

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite shares the same glass-bodied look of the higher-end Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. However, it features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor instead of an in-screen one. It also has narrower bezels, a slimmer profile, and a notch that houses a 24-megapixel selfie camera.

READ ALSO: Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 launched: sliding screen, 10GB RAM, 4 cameras

As with other Mi phones, it launches with powerful specs and features for their price points. In China, the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at ¥1,399 (around P11,018 or $204). The 6GB/64GB version is selling at ¥1,699 (P13,381 or $248) while the 6GB/128GB variant costs ¥1,999 (P15,744 or $292) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model.

  • 6.26-inch LCD display, 2,280 x 1,080 resolution (19:9)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB expandable memory
  • Dual 12- and 5-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash
  • 24-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • Face unlock via front camera
  • 3,350mAh battery with fast charging
  • MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.