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Xiaomi confirms that it has sold over 19 million Redmi 8 series phones ahead of Redmi 9 launch

The Redmi 8A. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi 8A. (Source: Xiaomi)
With Xiaomi set to officially unveil the Redmi 9, the company is pleased to announce that the outgoing generation, the Redmi 8 series, has been a stunning commercial success. The Redmi 8 phones have sold over 19 million units since they were released back in October last year.
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The Redmi brand is Xiaomi's cash cow, as it allows the company to maintain its business model of high-volume and low-margins. The Redmi budgets phones have typically been some of the best selling Android phones quarterly, and the Redmi 8 series continues that trend, with Xiaomi confirming that it has sold over 19 million units.

Phones in the Redmi 8 series include the Redmi 8Redmi 8A, the Redmi 8A Dual, and Redmi 8A Pro. The Redmi 8A Dual and Redmi 8A Pro debuted this year, but the Redmi 8A and Redmi 8 were launched alongside the Redmi Note 8 duo last year. 

Speaking of the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro, they've sold in ridiculous numbers too. Back in January, after just three months on the market, Xiaomi confirmed that it had sold over 10 million units of the phones. We expect them to have sold over 20 million units at this point.

Excellent sales of the Redmi 8 series will keep Xiaomi motivated on its imminent launch of the Redmi 9. The company is expected to officially launch the budget phone tomorrow, June 24, but it's already been listed on the Xiaomi Spain website, so there's nothing we don't know about it already.

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, 2020-06-23 (Update: 2020-06-23)