The London event will be live streamed at 2pm local time while the company is recruiting participants for its New York shindig through Reddit.
One iterates on an entry-level flagship while the other is also an iteration, but this one on a more advanced level with in-display fingerprint sensing.
A 24-megapixel selfie camera, a 6.3-inch display and... a Snapdragon 660 processor. That last bit may have disappointed a few wishlist writers.
The smartphone maker has plotted down another launch event on its calendar and it leaves not only frugal Chinese students, but all of us with high hopes.
There's a whole bunch of flash conversation going on about how to run ads, Sprint, and also notches, notches, notches. We could use a little scotch.
The OnePlus 6 notched a million sales in 22 days. The Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE ran up that number in 18. It's competitive.
The Explorer Edition and the Mi 8 SE don't seem to be coming immediately, but even the standard Mi 8 variants will take several weeks to come.
There's probably a Snapdragon 1000 on the way and you might want to stick around and see where it will appear. Also, the Pixel 3 will be made by Google... for reals... sorta.
The newly unveiled Xiaomi Mi 8 is not the world's best cameraphone, but it's pretty close, according to the latest DxOMark mobile review. Meanwhile, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition may not be as "transparent" as you think.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, Xiaomi has officially taken the wraps off the highly anticipated Mi 8, as well as the truly remarkable Mi 8 Explorer Edition and slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE.
It looks like that oft-rumored Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be joined to market by a smaller, slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE with an iPhone X-style notch of its own and a Snapdragon 710 processor. The Mi Band 3 is also coming.
The high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone is coming later this week with some sort of an Animoji-like feature in tow, alongside a long overdue Mi Band 3 wearable.
Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn't feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 could be released instead of the Mi 7 or shortly after the company's long overdue next flagship phone with groundbreaking in-display fingerprint recognition in tow.