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Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn't feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.
CEO Lei Jun confirmed that it will be available in the month of July and that those who want a large Xiaomi phone right now should get a Mi Max 2.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 could be released instead of the Mi 7 or shortly after the company's long overdue next flagship phone with groundbreaking in-display fingerprint recognition in tow.
A pre-release Xiaomi Mi 7 prototype curiously packs an outdated Snapdragon 835 processor over at Geekbench, while the Snapdragon 638-powered Xiaomi 'valentino' is completely shrouded in mystery.
While Samsung and Huawei may need to hold off until next year on adopting Face ID-rivaling 3D sensing tech, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected out this Q3 with a complex facial recognition feature in tow.
In addition to the "full screen" Mi MIX 2S, Xiaomi is reportedly working on a more mainstream Mi 7, a Mi 7 Plus with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a Black Shark gaming smartphone.
The Xiaomi Mi 7 is practically guaranteed to pack a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB RAM, with a respectable battery and iPhone X-inspired notch likely also in tow.
Xiaomi is reportedly working on a grand total of three new high-end smartphones, including a gaming-focused "Blackshark" and OLED-sporting Mi 7.
It's probably too early for a Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S announcement, and voluntarily adopting something similar to the iPhone X notch doesn't make a lot of sense either.
We may be getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but it's possible Xiaomi will stop by Barcelona next month for a Mi 7 MWC 2018 launch.
It sounds like the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 might resemble the Mi MIX 2 more than the Mi 6, with a "full screen" design and 2:1 aspect ratio.
If you feel the Mi MIX 2 is overpriced or way too hard to come by, and the Mi Note 3 a little underpowered, a Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Pro could be nigh.
Xiaomi's 2018 flagship is expected to have a Samsung OLED display. It's also said to have a chipset that said Samsung may have hogged up.
Instead of an originally planned 5.5-inch flexible LG OLED screen, one of Xiaomi's next-gen flagship phones should sport a 6-inch rigid Samsung panel.