Those are dummy components that you can see, but it gives the phone a different look to nearly any other phone on the market.
Elsewhere, the 12MP+12MP (one wide-angle, one telephoto) camera configuration is the same as on the original Mi 8, with a Sony IMX363 primary sensor and Samsung S5K3M3 secondary sensor, and that phone scored 105 for photos according to DxOMark.
There are red accents to the design around the camera and on the power button too.
Other core specs are pretty standard for a modern flagship, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The smartphone has a 3400 mAh Li-ion battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 capability via USB type C port, and the device misses out on a headphone jack. They'll also be available at Mi Authorized Stores soon. That could soon be changing, however, as following a recent expansion into Spain and Italy, Xiaomi has now officially launched in the UK.
The Mi 8 Pro will go on sale from November 9. The Band 3 fitness tracker is also there, but since it only costs £20 it won't be eligible for a price drop. You've been able to buy the Mi Band 3 in the United Kingdom through other channels since earlier this year, but this is the first time Xiaomi has specifically sold it.
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Xiaomi has also ensured the Mi 8 Pro comes with a number of essential accessories for anyone that picks one up.
That's not where Xiaomi's first United Kingdom launch ended though.
To mark its United Kingdom debut, Xiaomi's initial product offerings include the Mi 8 Pro, Redmi 6A, Xiaomi Band 3, and Mi Electric Scooter.
Those include a toothbrush, smart scales, a kettle and more.
In addition to the products themselves, Xiaomi's also launching a physical retail store in Westfield London on November 18.