Xiaomi will launch a new handset on Tuesday, March 27. It will be the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, which took the place of the Xiaomi Mi 7 as the company’s first handset to sport a Snapdragon 845 chipset. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S might not be official yet, even so, thanks to a number of reports, we know almost everything there is to know about the upcoming device. Even before the official launch of this particular model, all the attention now seems to be focused on the company’s other flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi 7.
Last year’s Xiaomi Mi 6 was indeed a nice device and we expect the Mi 7 to be just as exciting if not a lot more amazing. We don’t have an official launch date for the handset yet, however, some of its specs are already known. The Xiaomi Mi 7 will definitely feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset and it could include as much as 8GB of RAM. This will most likely be paired with 256GB of internal storage. The handset could come with powerful cameras and some crazy AI features too. Hopefully, there will be a ceramic Edition, however, this was not confirmed yet.
As for the design of the Xiaomi Mi 7, the first reports suggest that it will adopt the camera notch that seems to be quite popular this year. Even though the Essential Phone was the first one to come with such a notch, all the major smartphone manufacturers seem to prefer the camera notch model we’ve first seen in the Apple iPhone X. A number of new devices already sport the same notch and it seems that the Xiaomi Mi 7 won’t be an exception from the rule either. A leaked image of what is supposed to be the smartphone’s front panel confirms the presence of the camera notch on the top of the display.
The same image also suggests that the front panel of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 will be quite similar to the one of the Vivo X21. While there is a great resemblance between the two models, the image also shows that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will have even thinner bezels than the Vivo X21. Naturally, this also means that the screen-to-body ratio of the handset will be higher than that of the Vivo X21. As for the size of the screen, earlier reports hinted toward a 5.65-inch display. This is smaller than the screen of the majority of handsets. Then again, it is also more comfortable to use single-handed.
Unfortunately, as it was already mentioned, we don’t have a clear launch date for the Xiaomi Mi 7 yet. The Mi 6 launched in April last year. It’s safe to assume that Xiaomi will unveil the Mi 7 around the same period of the year. This means that we only have a few more weeks to wait until we get to see the Xiaomi Mi 7 in all its glory.