Just after the successful Q1 earnings call of Xiaomi, with stellar sales for the Mi 6, analysts started speculating about the expected specifications of the next flagship.
While the SD 845 powered Mi MIX 2S is expected to be rolled out in the upcoming MWC 2018, Xiaomi’s other flagship device, Mi 7, is expected to hit the shelves a little later in 2 or 3 months.
As outlined by some of the analysts, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be rolling out in the first quarter of the year and the bigger variant of the same smartphone, Mi 7 Plus, is rumored to accompany it. A Chinese forum has leaked an image detailing the specifications of the phone:
Design and Display
When translated, the specs detailed in the image show a 5.6-inch screen for Mi 7 (The bigger variant is expected to sport a 6.01-inch screen).
Other than that, it will have a 2160 x 1080 pixel FHD+ resolution for the display, while the screenshot leads us to believe that the screen will support an aspect ratio of 18:9, with a bezelless frame.
The regular followers are confident that the device will flaunt enhanced waterproofing features and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, to make way for the bezelless screen up front.
Hardware and OS
The obvious part about the device is that it will be powered by Qualcomm SnapDragon 845 which will make it the first Chinese smartphone to have the latest Qualcomm offering installed under the hood.
If the rumors are believed, the phone is expected to parade a massive 8 GB RAM along with 128 GB of internal storage. A slightly lower-end version may roll out with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi 7 will be running Android Nougat by default, with MIUI 9.
Camera and Battery
It will feature a dual camera setup based on 16 MP sensors. Similar to Huawei’s Mate 10, Mi 7 will be powered by an AI to enhance low light photography.
Moreover, with this huge screen and powerful hardware specifications, we are expecting the battery to be huge, somewhere around 4,500 mAh.
However, take it with a pinch of salt as Xiaomi has a tendency to limit large batteries for its Redmi series. The flagship Mi series usually doesn’t have a 4000+ mAh battery.
Besides the mainstream hardware specifications, Xiaomi is focusing on other attractive features too. One of such features in the Xiaomi Mi 7 is rumored to be wireless charging which was pioneered by Samsung. Also, the adaptive fast charging feature is anticipated by the enthusiasts, which increases the durability of the battery, so that it stays good as new even after a year or two.
The price tag of the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected to be around 3,000 Yuan or around Rs. 52,000.
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