Xiaomi has revealed why its skipping the Mi 7 name in favor of Mi 8

Xiaomi has revealed why its skipping the Mi 7 name in favor of Mi 8
Xiaomi has finally revealed why it's skipping the Mi 7 in favor of the Mi 8. Following the Chinese brand's previous naming scheme, its next flagship would predictably be called the Xiaomi Mi 7. However, this will not be the case, with the company confirming that its next flagship will be arriving May 31 under the Mi 8 name. Thanks to a poster released via Xiaomi’s official Weibo account, though, it has finally been revealed why.

Written in Chinese, the poster in question reveals how the company’s next flagship exceeds expectations in a number of aspects, hence why it chose to skip a number entirely. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the poster fails to mention any specific details. According to recent rumors, however, the smartphone could be the first Android device to sport Face ID-rivalling 3D facial recognition technology. In fact, the whole sensor setup that sits beneath the display notch leaked out in an alleged render. Nevertheless, the feature upgrades aren’t the only reason behind the new name. See, Xiaomi celebrated its 8th anniversary as a company early last month, and it appears the Mi 8’s name will also pay homage to the major milestone.

In regards to what the smartphone will actually offer in terms of specifications, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 can be expected alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the outside, a large 6.2-inch display complete with a notch is said to be present, while a dual camera setup will adorn the rear of the smartphone. Also, on the software side of things, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is expected to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box with the new MIUI 10 overlay on top. In regards to the release, an official announcement will be taking place on May 31, so an early June release is the most likely scenario.

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Mi 8
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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18 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

nothing beats the one and only the first and last the mighty iPhone from the god of technology apple there is an iPhone and then there is iPhone wanna be

6. Ali888

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Calm down now

7. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

don't tell me to calm down I'm trying to show the truth and enlightened the world with the honest facts that cant be denied there shall be no mercy on the lagdroid fanboys who are worshiping the wrong god all should kneel to the one and only true god apple

12. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

dude,what are you smoking???

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Your God of technology is only good at making toys for kids.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pQLTIrAw_qc

15. Roman29

Posts: 2; Member since: May 25, 2018

Xiaomi Will be the King of Android Smartphone and King of the King of Phones, because the cheapest price and quality it have,,, btw I'm iPhone x user and fanatic fans,,,,but from the game that Pion Aka Xiaomi playing now, the Pion would be a murderer and killsssssssdd the Horses, King n Queen etc. AkA challengers, expcially iPhone! and also remember Xiaomi n its mIUI was a biggest plagiat of iOS UI n phone design ,so,,,,,Xiaomi productcould disguised as an iPhone with cheapest price,,,,,,, And remember Xiaomi MiPad scandal in Europa! Just because misspelled of IPad n MiPad (I thought it was different) :-\,,, Xiaomi got sselle disqualified by EU conference,,,, How poor Xiaomi,,,, hmmmm but how come Apple scarried by Xiaomi? Shame on You Apple i Will never buy yours stuff untill ur crown Crowned to Xiaomi Mi bunny head! And finally the end of a drama, MiBunny will Eat Apple untill nothing left Forever! Owhhh I'm forget The gods Apple will killed By Xiaomi as MiBunny eat an Apple with nothing left.....Ea wkwkwkwkwkland

2. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Please launch 2 versions 5.8 and 6.2

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 614; Member since: May 02, 2016

Why 8 and not X ?

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Because it will explode if they name it "7" /s

5. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Because the newest iPhones carry the number 8, that’s why.

13. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

I guess the iPhone X doesn't count right

16. vasta

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I don’t see what the X has to do with this. iPhone 8 is just as new.

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nope, Ten is newer by 2 months and it's a higher number than eight.

14. Roman29

Posts: 2; Member since: May 25, 2018

Xiaomi Will be the King of Android Smartphone and King of the King of Phones, because the cheapest price and quality it have,,, btw I'm iPhone x user and fanatic fans,,,,but from the game that Pion Aka Xiaomi playing now, the Pion would be a murderer and killsssssssdd the Horses, King n Queen etc. AkA challengers, expcially iPhone! and also remember Xiaomi n its mIUI was a biggest plagiat of iOS UI n phone design ,so,,,,,Xiaomi productcould disguised as an iPhone with cheapest price,,,,,,, And remember Xiaomi MiPad scandal in Europa! Just because misspelled of IPad n MiPad (I thought it was different) :-\,,, Xiaomi got sselle disqualified by EU conference,,,, How poor Xiaomi,,,, hmmmm but how come Apple scarried by Xiaomi? Shame on You Apple i Will never buy yours stuff untill ur crown Crowned to Xiaomi Mi bunny head! And MiBunny will Eat Apple untill nothing left!

18. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"btw I'm iPhone x user and fanatic fans" Of course you are..

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