We've known for a while that Xiaomi had partnered with Three to bring its devices to the UK, alongside opening up its own store, but now we've finally learnt which devices will be coming to the network. Three has confirmed that it will be exclusively stocking the Mi 8, discount RedMi 6A, and the new Xiaomi Band 3.
Assuming the Mi 8 we get here is the same as the one that's been released elsewhere it will come with a 6.21-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, a choice of 64, 128, and 256GB of storage with 6GB of RAM (or 128GB wih 8GB of RAM), a 3,400 mAh battery, USB-C, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4,a dual 12MP rear camera array, and a 20MP front camera. There's no headphone jack, sadly, and no microSD card slot either. It also runs on Android Oreo, which is bizarre.
Prices for the Mi 8 range from £22 to £46 a month, with £19 up front, and will be available online and in store. This seems to be going on sale tomorrow.
The RedMi 6A, assuming it's the same here as elsewhere, will come with a 5.4-inch 720p display, a 3,000 mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC chipset, 32GB of storage, microSD expansion, and a headphone jack. Prices start at £12 a month with £19 upfront. Pre-orders open tomorrow, ready for a 21st November delivery.
The Band 3 is £30, or bundled free of charge with any Xiaomi device. It has a OLED touchscreen, waterproofing up to 50 metres, a heart rate monitor, basic sleep tracking, and some notification support. Presumeably this will be available tomorrow as well.