Xiaomi is being pretty cruel to smartphone buyers in the US, knowingly or not, and we bet knowingly. For years it has been putting out smartphones it knows buyers will stumble over like a Black Friday sale and for years it has denied them that chance, waiting for that perfect storm that may never come at this point. It is again making that same cruel tease with the Xiaomi Mi 8, its eighth anniversary handset. And here’s why you’re going to wish Xiaomi would just come and take your money (in exchange for a phone, of course).
OK, let’s start with the specs, the bread and butter of every smartphone. Name a high-end component and the Xiaomi Mi 8’s got it. Well, save for one.
• Operating System: Android 8.0 MIUI 10
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