The Xiaomi Mi 8 was made official late last month, with China becoming the first market where the flagship device went on sale. While it’s safe to say the list of other launch markets is already known, there has been no information on when the launch will happen in these regions.
Well, turns out the handset is already available outside of China. According to a ‘Super moderator’ on the Chinese company’s official online user forum, the Mi 8 has made it way to a few non-Chinese markets, including France and Russia.
A quick look at Xiaomi’s online stores in Russia and France doesn’t reveal any traces of the device, indicating it’s either available through local retailers or through offline channels. Pricing remains a mystery as well.
Assuming the ‘Super moderator’ is correct (there’s no reason of not believing them though), it’s reasonable to expect the device will soon be available through official channels as well.