Xiaomi is already working on the Mi 7 flagship smartphone, but the launch date of the phone is unknown at the moment. Today, a well-known industry insider Mocha RQ stated that Xiaomi is preparing the flagship Mi 7 device and it will be launched in June 2018, clashing with the OnePlus 6 launch. And the insider also revealed a few details about the smartphone. He claims that the launch of the phone is delayed due to the in-display fingerprint scanning technology, which was used in the Vivo X20 Plus UD. In addition, he revealed a few design details of the phone, especially the rear camera orientation.
Xiaomi already confirmed that the Mi 7 will arrive with Snapdragon 845 chipset and up to 8GB of RAM. Xiaomi will be using a 6-inch Samsung made OLED display in the Mi 7, which will have 18:9 aspect ratio. And more importantly, the device will feature a dedicated AI camera with some modes such as scene detection, face recognition beauty technology for the front camera.
And the tipster claims that the cameras will be vertically oriented to the back, same as the Apple iPhone X and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. But for sure, Xiaomi will not use the same iPhone X-esque design because it's a flagship smartphone, after all. However, with the phone said to sport a glass back, there will be minor changes to the design of the smartphone when compared with the Mi 6. Maybe, the rear camera orientation will be the only one that might get a refresh.
Thanks to the usage of OLED display, the Mi 7 will come with Always On functionality. A recent firmware file leak revealed the Mi 7 would arrive with a 3170mAh battery with support for wireless charging and fast charging via the USB Type-C port, Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI ROM out of the box.
There isn't a word from Xiaomi on the launch date of Mi 7, but the Chinese company already confirmed that it would be launching its first flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S in China on March 27. So the Mi 7 will not be the company's first device to sport Snapdragon 845 chipset.