Xiaomi is set to announce something for its eighth anniversary at the end of this month, with speculation seemingly indicating at least two different flagship level smartphones. Right now, we have renders of one of these devices. Although it’s still uncertain as to which one it is.
The Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi 8 are both rumoured to be announced at the same time, with the Mi 7 taking the place as the natural iteration of the Mi 6. On the other hand, the Mi 8 is expected to hold special significance for the anniversary event; much like what Apple did with the iPhone X.
From what we know, the Mi 8 expected to be fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and at least 6GB RAM. It’s also rumoured to include an in-display fingerprint sensor, but we wouldn’t read too much into this one. Almost every flagship has been rumoured to have this for the last year or so.
There are also rumours of the Mi 8 sporting a face unlock feature.
The rumours are set to be cleared up at some point later this month. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the company will be holding an event in late May, but has stopped short of actually providing a date. Considering that there are only a few days left in the month, he seems to be running out of time.