Xiaomi's UK Launch Extravaganza Continues With £1 Smartphone Sales

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Xiaomi has also partnered with mobile network Three to sell its handsets on 24-month contracts online and in retail stores nationwide. Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Mi 4, Xiaomi Mi Max Prime, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi 4, Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Xiaomi Redmi 4x, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm version, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 MediaTek version, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Pro.

To mark the launch, the Beijing-based firm has announced some unmissable discounts to its popular smartphone range, including handsets for £1.

In-depth review of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro's camera tech after a full week of testing the photo and video quality, alongside rivals like the OnePlus 6T.

Specifically the Mi A2 and Mi 8 Lite are the ones going for the obscenely low price.

It's set to cost £499.99 in the United Kingdom, and you'll be able to get it exclusively on Three or from a variety of third-party retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse and Xiaomi's new store in London if you're happy to buy the phone outright. The last batch of Mi 8 Lites (in that bluey/purple shade) go on sale at noon tomorrow. Customers who spend over £99 on their first order will be eligible for a £20 discount at checkout.

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

Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi Corporation, said: "Today we witness a new chapter in Xiaomi's global expansion journey, underpinned by our global ambitions".

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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