Xiaomi is Launching the Mi 8, Redmi 6 Series and Mi Band 3 in Pakistan

In a bid to capture more market share and to set a strong foothold in the Pakistani market, Xiaomi is launching 4 new products in Pakistan today at an event in Lahore. The products consist of 3 new smartphones and a new fitness tracker.

Xiaomi Mi 8

The flagship Mi 8 comes with top-notch hardware and 3D facial recognition that will even work in the dark as seen on the OPPO Find X.

The design of the Mi 8 features an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone X, from the wide notch up front to the dual vertical placed cameras on the back. There’s glass on the front and back, giving the Mi 8 a premium feel. The chassis of the of the phone is made of aviation-grade aluminum, giving the strength it needs to not get bent under normal usage.

Xiaomi Mi 8

The display is a 6.21-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2248 (FHD+). Under the hood, you have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset along with 6GB of RAM. One other highlight of the phone is its use of dual frequency GPS bands which lock on to your location faster and also work in environments where it’s normally difficult to catch GPS signals on other phones.

There are two rear-facing cameras on the Mi 8, both are 12MP sensors. One of them has a Sony IMX 363 sensor while the other is a Samsung-made lens. 4-axis OIS and dual pixel autofocus are on-board as well. The front camera of the Mi 8 is a 20MP unit which also features a wide array of beauty and AI modes.

The battery on the Mi 8 is 3,400mAh and it also supports QuickCharge 4+ via the USB Type-C port on board.

It will be available in Pakistan for Rs. 64,999 for the base model.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications

  • CPU: 4x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 10
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G Dual Sim (supports 43 bands)
  • Design:
    • In-display Fingerprint scanner (explorer edition only)
    • 3D facial recognition using Infrared based facial recognition
  • Display: 6.21″ Samsung AMOLED 18.7:9 display with Full HD+ (2248 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory: 
    • RAM: 6/8 GB
    • Internal: 64/128 GB/256GB
    • Card slot: No
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP + 12 MP, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
    • Secondary: 20 MP, facial recognition using infrared
  • Connectivity: NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS
  • Battery: 3,400 mAh with Quick Charge 4+ and Qi Wireless charging
  • Colors: Ceramic Black, Black, Blue, White
  • Price: Rs. 64,999

Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A

While also catering to the ententry-levelrket, Xiaomi is bringing two new smartphones to replace their existing Redmi 5 and 5A.

In terms of design and size, both the Redmi 6 and 6A are a lot similar. You get a pretty generic and simple looking plastic design on both the phones, which looks a lot like metal.

Both have the same 5.45-inch display with a resolution of 720×1440. It’s an 18:9 display so it’s actually taller but there’s some bezel around the display which does not look too good. The Redmi 6 also has a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera setup, both of which the 6A lacks.

Xiaomi Redmi 6

Xiaomi Redmi 6A


Under the hood, you get a 12nm Helio P22 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz along with RAM options of 3GB or 4GB on the Redmi 6 while on the Redmi 6a you get a Helio A22 quad-core chipset with 2GB of RAM.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Redmi 6 uses a 12MP+5MP combination on the back alongwith a LED flash while the front has a 5MP camera. The 6A features a 13MP sensor on the rear with a 5MP sensor on the front.

The battery is the also the same for both the devices at 3000mAh.

The Redmi 6 will have two variants available in Pakistan.

  • 3GB+32GB (Rs. 20,999)
  • 4GB+64GB (Rs. 24,999)

While the 6A will also come in two variants.

  • 2GB+16GB (Rs. 15,499)
  • 2GB+32GB (Rs. 16,999)

Redmi 6 Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Hybrid Dual-SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.45-inch 18:9 with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 128 GB (uses SIM slot 2)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, [email protected]
    • Secondary: 5 MP, 1080p
  • Connectivity: LTE, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Price: ~Rs. 20,999 (32 GB), ~Rs. 24,999 (64 GB)

Redmi 6A Specifications

  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio A22
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.45-inch 18:9 with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 128 GB (uses SIM slot 2)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, headphone jack
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 15,499 (16GB), Rs. 16,999 (32GB)

Xiaomi Mi Band 3

The fourth and final product to launch today is Mi Band 3. The Mi Band 3 is an upgrade to the Band 2 and brings a lot of improvements over it.

Mi Band 3

The screen size is now 0.78 inches and is an OLED panel. The resolution also sees a bump with the Mi Band 3 now having 128×80 pixels to play with. The battery has also been increased to 110mAh, with Xiaomi promising up to 20 days of battery life.

It is still waterproof for up to 50m. The variant launching in Pakistan is without NFC and will cost Rs. 4,000.

  • >