Xiaomi Mi 8 launch event: What has the company got for us?

By | 31st May 2018

The Xiaomi Mi 8 launch. Xiaomi Global

The Xiaomi Mi 8 launch event has kicked off in Shenzhen, China, set to give us a glimpse of the firm’s next flagship, the new MIUI 10 Android skin, and Mi Band 3 fitness tracker.

Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun kicked off the event by highlighting the company’s impressive performance in India. He cited IDC statistics, that found Xiaomi to beat Samsung to number one in the market.

The executive also touched on the company’s performance in Europe, noting growth of over 999 percent.

MIUI 10 from Xiaomi. Xiaomi

As for MIUI 10? Xiaomi has marketed the update as the “best full screen experience.” The multitasking menu has seen an overhaul, now scrolling vertically to take advantage of the tall screen ratio of today’s phones. The multitasking menu also allows you to tap and hold on an app to view all options (e.g. close, lock).

This is a developing story…