Recent leaks suggest that the OnePlus 6 is likely to launch early next year. Now, a rumor claims that Xiaomi could be early to the party as well with the launch of its flagship smartphone. As per a report, Xiaomi could launch the Mi 7 in China as early as February 2018. The company had launched last year’s Mi 6 in April. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and moreAlso Read - RedmiBook laptop revelations and expectations: Sub-Rs 40,000 price or higher for 11th Gen Intel?
According to Gizmochina, Xiaomi might introduce the Mi 7 flagship device at MWC 2018. A recent rumor hinted that Xiaomi and Qualcomm are currently working to optimize the upcoming Snapdragon 845 SoC for the Xiaomi Mi 7. If the rumors stand true then it would make the Xiaomi Mi 7 one of the first smartphones to be powered by the new Qualcomm chipset.
The report further says that Xiaomi is expected to begin the testing of Mi 7 in November this year while the final testing of Mi 7 could happen in February next year. Apart from that, Xiaomi Mi 7 will likely support Qi standard wireless charging as Xiaomi recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
In terms of specifications, the Mi 7 is likely to feature a large OLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio just like the Galaxy S8. The OLED screen is said to be manufactured by Samsung, and it won’t feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. ALSO READ: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC details leaked, expected to pack Cortex A75 and Cortex A55 cores
In comparison, the Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch 1080p display and flaunts a curved glass body that is splash resistant. The Mi 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. It comes with a dual-camera setup at the back 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with 4-axis optical image stabilization and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. It also comes with a dedicated Portrait Mode.
Xiaomi did not launch the Mi 6 in India claiming that the flagship device is too expensive to launch in the Indian market. Xiaomi’s focus has been more towards the affordable segment with its Redmi series. Now, it remains to be seen if Xiaomi launches the Mi 7 in India or brings some other “high-end” phone to the Indian market.
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