Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 7 as its latest flagship smartphone of 2018. It will be the successor to last year’s Mi 6 which was sold exclusively in China. The company already confirmed the Xiaomi Mi 7 to come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. While there is no official confirmation, the Mi 7 is expected to be officially in unveiled the month of March in China. Unlike the Mi 6, we expect the company to launch the Mi 7 in other major markets including India.
Xiaomi CEO Confirms Mi 7 to Come Powered by Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
(December 6th, 2017)
At the ongoing Snapdragon Technology Summit event, Qualcomm announced its new flagship Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. At the same event, Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, also confirmed the upcoming Mi 7 smartphone will be using the Snapdragon 845. He also said that all the flagship Xiaomi smartphones launched till date came with Snapdragon chipsets. The Mi 6 launched in early 2017 is the first Snapdragon 835 powered smartphone to launch in the Chinese market.
With the Mi 7, we also expect the company to follow the same trend even in 2018. Unlike the Mi6, the company might also launch the upcoming Mi 7 in the India market. Xiaomi is the number one smartphone brand in Q3 2018 in India. In the first half of this year, the company skipped launching the Mi 6 in India and concentrated more on the budget segment. The Mi 6 comes with a metal frame and 3D curved glass back body.
It sports a 5.15-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and includes an under-glass fingerprint sensor. As said earlier, it packs 10nm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. On the rear is the 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with 4-axis OIS and 2x optical zoom. The device also offers stereo speakers placed on the top and bottom of the device. On the connectivity front, the Mi 6 includes the basic options along with latest Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.0 port.
However, the company decided to remove the 3.5mm audio jack on this device. Apart from the glass back body, the device is also launched in the ceramic and stainless steel variants. It measures 7.45 mm thickness and weighs 168 grams. The current-gen Snapdragon 835 is used by all the major the Android smartphone manufacturers for their flagship devices. In 2018, we will be seeing the Snapdragon 845 powered flagship Android smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi 7 Rumored Specifications – SD845, 8GB RAM, 16MP Dual Cameras
(February 10th, 2018)
Instead of the Xiaomi Mi 7, the second-largest Chinese smartphone company is rumored to launch the Mi MIX 2s bezel-less smartphone with Snapdragon 845 processor at the MWC 2018. The recent leaks also mentioned it to feature under display fingerprint sensor. If the company comes up with the Mi MIX 2s, the company might unveil the Mi 7 only in the month of March. Now, the new leaks reveal some key details about the company’s first flagship smartphone of 2018.
Since the leaked image comes from an unknown source, take these details with a pinch of salt. It is mentioned to sport 5.6-inch 18:9 display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. One variant of the Mi 7 will be offering 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In the camera department, the device sports 16MP + 16MP dual rear cameras and there is no information about the front-facing camera.
The smartphone will be backed by a 4,480mAh battery and should support Quik Charge technology. We expect it to come with the latest MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Xiaomi Mi 7 to Come with Display Notch & In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
(March 28th, 2018)
Just yesterday, Xiaomi launched the Snapdragon 845 powered Mi MIX 2S bezel-less smartphone in China. Today, we got some new information about its upcoming flagship smartphone. If the rumors are to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be launched in June or July. According to XDA Developers, the upcoming smartphone from Xiaomi is said to sport in-display fingerprint sensor. While there is no confirmation about the exact device, we expect it to be the upcoming Mi 7.
While Vivo has launched a couple of smartphones with the under-display fingerprint sensor, Huawei has recently unveiled the Porsche Design Mate RS with the same under display fingerprint sensor. Even the Mi 7 launch delay was said to be because of the difficulty in implementing the in-display fingerprint sensor and the display notch. However, the Mi 7 will also include the Face Unlock for secure unlocking.
The Mi 7 should be coming with an OLED display with a notch on the top. It will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. While the Mi MIX 2S is currently limited to the Chinese market, we might see the Mi 7 launching in the global markets.
Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 to Feature Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor
(April 5th, 2018)
In the coming months, Xiaomi will be launching its new flagship Mi 7 smartphone in China. The company already confirmed the Mi 7 to come powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. Even the recently launched bezel-less & notch-less smartphone also came with the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Today, we also got the confirmation that the Mi 7 will be Xiaomi’s first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint sensor.
It was confirmed on Weibo by none other than its CEO, Lei Jun. Vivo launched the Vivo X20 Plus UD as the world’s first smartphone with under-display fingerprint sensor in China. Last month, the company also launched the Vivo X21 UD with an improved version. However, Huawei introduced the under-display fingerprint sensor to the global audience by launching the Porsche Design Mate RS smartphone. Now, Xiaomi might become the third smartphone manufacturer to embrace this new fingerprint scanning technology.
Latest: Xiaomi Mi 7 Could Launch on May 23rd in China
OnePlus and Honor have confirmed to launch the 2018 flagship smartphones in the month of May. While Xiaomi launched the Mi MIX 2S with Snapdragon 845 processor in March 2018, it is considered as an upgrade to the last year’s Mi MIX 2. The Xiaomi Mi 6 was launched in March 2017 and we all expected to see its successor at the MWC 2018. Though there is no official confirmation, the company is said to have postponed the launch for at least a couple of months.
Now, the leaked teaser image reveals the launch date of the flagship Mi 7 as May 23rd. While the OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 are making their global debut, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be launched only in China. As of now, there is no information about the launch of Mi 7 in the Indian market. While the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is launched in India, the company skipped launching the Mi MIX 2S. The Mi 7 is said to embrace the notch and might feature under display fingerprint sensor.
Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the XiaomI Mi 7 smartphone.