Xiaomi to launch Mi7 and 8th Anniversary Edition phones

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is set to launch its next flagship Mi7 smartphone and an 8th-anniversary edition phone in May 2018. The Mi7 is said to be the successor of the highly-celebrated Mi6 smartphone in India.

Xiaomi to launch Mi7 and 8th Anniversary Edition phones

While fans were expecting the upcoming phones early this year, Xiaomi officials postponed the launch indefinitely. New leaks and rumours suggest that the highly-anticipated phone will be launched along with a new Mi Band 3.

The Xiaomi Mi7 phone is said to feature 3D facial recognition just like the Apple IPhone X. It is said to be the first Android smartphone to be equipped with this feature.

Reports from Chinese microblogging site Weibo say that Xiaomi is likely to name the upcoming phone Mi8 instead of Mi7 because Chinese companies tend to follow numerology. One such example is the OnePlus, which skipped OnePlus 4 because Chinese firms consider number 4 unlucky. The other reason for naming the phone Mi8 is that the phone is being launched on the 8th anniversary of the company.

Mi7 is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and is likely to come with 8 GB RAM to tackle the OnePlus 6 flagship with the same amount of RAM. The phone is likely to come with a notch design in the display and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The size of the screen is said to be 5.65 inches with Full HD + resolution. Just like the Mi Mix 2, the upcoming flagship will come with a 18:9 ratio of borderless display.

It also sports a 16-MP dual camera setup on the back of the phone while the specifications of the front camera are yet to be revealed. But, reports say that the phone will come with 3D facial recognition to unlock the device in an instant and obviously follow the recent technological advancements of its rivals.

The phone also runs on a colossal 4480 mAh battery for uninterrupted entertainment. The phone is likely to feature wireless charging, which is a first for any Mi smartphone ever.

No details of the 8th anniversary edition smartphone are available except for the fact that the company is working on it.