As you can see above, the design of the phone features a clear glass element that shows you the internals of the device.
The front of the phone is less striking, with a very familiar look - meaning a relatively wide notch and a small chin at the bottom of the phone, like nearly every other Android phone to launch this year.
The Mi 8 Lite takes advantage of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system on a chip (SoC) processor, along with a 6.26-inch 19:9 full-screen display.
The smartphone has a dual camera setup with a 12 MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom feature and 4K video recording capability. There's one storage version at 128GB, and it's now unclear if you'll be able to use microSD cards with the phone.More news: Rush Limbaugh Speaks at Trump's 'MAGA' Rally in Missouri
Powering the Mi 8 Lite is a modest 3,350mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0 via USB-C. It also runs Android 8.1 software right out of the box, but it includes the Mi UI overlay that the company uses.
Consumers have been able to buy Xiaomi phones in Spain since last November, and in Italy and France since May.
The Mi 8 Pro originally debuted in China this May, and it's easily the most exciting of the bunch. The company has also brought the Mi 8 to the United Kingdom too, and that offers similar spec but there are a couple of missing features as it doesn't include the in-display fingerprint scanner. Night smarts aren't quite as strong as the likes of the Mate 20 sadly, but the Mi 8 Pro works beautifully in other conditions.
The same variant of the Mi 8 Pro, which is launched in China, has come to the UK. The Beijing OEM also reaffirmed its plans to open the first Mi store in the region in London's enormous Westfield shopping center on November 18.