Xiaomi Mi 7 rumored to feature all-screen design, 6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 chip

Xiaomi's Mi 6 model is a solid device, but the Chinese OEM might be looking for a grand slam in 2018

Xiaomi's Mi 6 model is a solid device, but the Chinese OEM might be looking for a grand slam in 2018


Chinese phone maker Xiaomi might be planning something big for next year. A new report from the People's Republic allegedly reveals some of the most important specs of the company's 2018 flagship that's tentatively called Xiaomi Mi 7. While the information below is not official and should be taken with a big grain of salt, some of it coincides with rumors that emerged earlier this year.

Design 


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Apparently, the next member of the Mi series will feature an all-screen design. This does make sense, as Xiaomi already has plenty of expertise in this area thanks to its Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2

The design of the Mi Mix series is quite appealing, but one change we would certainly appreciate is a more traditional positioning of the front camera since the two Mix models released so far have it on its lower bezel. The report also mentions that fast and wireless charging will make the cut, meaning that the Mi 7 will likely sport have a glass back plate.

Display and biometric authentication


A big improvement is expected in the display department. The Mi 7 is said to feature a 6-inch Samsung-made AMOLED screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. That's quite a big change, especially when compared to the 5.2-inch 16:9 Full HD IPS panel on the Mi 6. This may seem a bit unrealistic, but we have to note that multiple Chinese and Korean media outlets reported that Xiaomi signed an OLED supply deal with Sammie back in July. 

If the display rumor proves to be true, this would mean that the fingerprint scanner will probably be positioned at the back of the device. According to the article, Xiaomi is also interested in the 3D face recognition technology of the iPhone X and will try to introduce a similar form of biometric authentication on some of its future devices. However, the Mi 7 won't feature such a system, as Xiaomi is apparently waiting for it to mature a bit more before implementing it.

Performance and camera


Performance-wise, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is rumored to come with Qualcomm's next high-end SoC which will likely be the Snapdragon 845. The powerful chipset will be coupled with 6GB of RAM. The report suggests that we won't see an upgrade in the battery department, so the power cell will have the 3,350 mAh capacity of the Mi 6.

The main camera is said to feature a pair of 16MP sensors, and at least one of them will have an aperture size of F/1.7. This does seem promising, but Xiaomi has a bit of a track record with underwhelming camera performance. Still, it will be interesting to see if this changes in 2018. 

Price and expected release date


When it comes to price, the Mi 7 will supposedly launch at CNY 2,699 in China. This translates to about $405, but people in western markets looking to import the device will end up paying more due to taxes and import fees. The report doesn't mention anything about a release date, but Xiaomi does have a history of launching its flagships in late Q1 or early Q2. Thus, you can probably expect the device to hit the shelves in late March or April. 

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GSMArena

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11 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2115; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Beautiful phone!!! Design taken from Sharp Aquos...

2. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Yessss! Bring it on!

3. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1163; Member since: May 01, 2017

Is it me or is the all screen design on smartphones starting to become stale?

7. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Very stale. +1

4. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Xiaomi should copy Essential's PH-1 camera notch and create completely bezel less design.

5. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or use flip camera like Huawei Honor 7i

6. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Wow!! Another s8 copy!! I just nutted

8. jacky899

Posts: 346; Member since: May 16, 2017

Another S8 copy? Xiaomi released the world's first bezel-less phone called Mi Mix. The S8 came a generation after and had larger bezels than the Mix. However with the success of the Iphone X, I'm sure Samsung, Xiaomi, and other android makers will be inspired to follow Apple's lead to remove the top and bottom bezels for a true bezel-less screen. I'm sure if not the Galaxy S9, then S10 will be bezel-less like the Iphone X.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wrong, it's copying iPhoneX, but they place the notch on bottom, and make it much wider /s

11. jacky899

Posts: 346; Member since: May 16, 2017

I'm not sure which pic you are looking at but I don't see a notch at the bottom. It's the same design as their original bezel-less Mi Mix. I think a notch like on the Iphone X or Essential phone would look much better than a thick bezel.

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