Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi's phones come to the UK with the Mi 8 Pro and Redmi 6A

Xiaomi's phones come to the UK with the Mi 8 Pro and Redmi 6A

HDR results are especially impressive with the Mi 8 Pro, while Xiaomi has also added some bonus features including a Pro mode.

Smartphones have remained at its core since its 2010 founding in Zhongguancun - China's Silicon Valley - and sales have skyrocketed, making Xiaomi the world's fourth-largest smartphone vendor at the end of past year, according to International Data Corp.

Wang Xiang, the firm's senior vice president, said: 'Today we witness a new chapter in Xiaomi's global expansion journey, underpinned by our global ambitions.

Unfortunately, the smartphone manufacturer didn't specify exactly how many handsets would be available for £1, but claimed only the "fastest" customers to rush to its online retail portal today at 12pm would be able to snag the killer deal. You can also grab Full HD video at 120FPS.

Xiaomi has started its swagger sweep into the lucrative United Kingdom market with two big phones it just launched in China: the Mi 8 Pro and the Mi 8 Youth - known here as the Mi 8 Lite.

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Xiaomi will be selling its £279 Mi 8 Lite smartphones with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage for £1 from 12pm on November 9, 2018. The new handset will cost £499 and goes on sale on 9 November. It comes in Transparent Titanium color and will be available through Three, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, Very, Mobile Phones Direct, Katana and Mi.com. The first batch of devices to get the stable China ROM update included Mi 6X, Mi 8 SE, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 series etc.

As for video, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro's dual-lens camera can shoot up to 4K resolution footage.

As some European consumers have pulled back from expensive outlays for an iPhone or Samsung, Xiaomi's more affordable product has proved a hit in countries like France, Italy and Spain. We are thrilled to make great strides by announcing our arrival in the UK.

"Europe is our next focus", Lei Jun told investors this summer, noting the company's explosive growth in the region had already made Xiaomi the number four smartphone seller in western Europe.

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