Xiaomi's Mi and Redmi brands are already a big success in India with the smartphones selling better than any other rival in the segment. However, the Chinese brand is spreading its wings further with the launch of its new brand Poco. While the handset to come bearing this brand will be the Pocophone F1, Xiaomi is also said to launch its current flagship offering the Mi 8 soon.
91Mobiles have got the confirmation about this news from various dealers located in Rajasthan, Delhi and UP. The Poco brand is set to come to India on August 22. The first smartphone to be sold under the banner will be close to the Mi flagship which is why it was believed that the Mi 8 won't be launched in India. However, contradicting this assumption, the Mi 8 is confirmed to be available. Albeit, the launch time of the smartphone is not yet confirmed.
Although it hasn't come to India, the Mi 8 is already launched in China which happened in the month of May. Notably, it is the first Xiaomi model to sport the trendy notch display. The prominent feature of the Mi 8 is its infrared face unlock feature which the company claims to work even in the dark. To maintain its flagship title, Xiaomi has bestowed it with the premium body including the metal and glass panel with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone runs the Android Oreo OS with the MIUI 10.