Front panel of Xiaomi 8th anniversary phone appears alongside retail packaging

Front panel of Xiaomi 8th anniversary phone appears alongside retail packaging
Both the front panel and retail packaging of Xiaomi’s rumored 8th-anniversary smartphone have leaked out. It’s no secret that Xiaomi is holding an event next week where it is expected to announce its next flagship, the Mi 7, and the third-generation of its popular Mi Band. However, due to the company’s 8th anniversary, the brand is reportedly preparing a third product in celebration of the milestone, something two recent leaks appear to confirm.

Beginning with the retail packaging of the smartphone, the details it reveals are relatively few, with the box simply sporting a large number 8 on top of the gray-colored packaging, while the Xiaomi logo is also featured in the top-right corner. However, when it comes to the front panel, a number of clues as to what can be expected from the smartphone are provided. Starting with the overall shape of the panel, it’s clear Xiaomi will be following in the footsteps of recent trends by introducing a tall display complete with a notch up top. Unfortunately, a rather large chin appears to be present below the display. Nevertheless, upon inspection of the notch, cutouts for a variety of sensors are clearly present, backing up with recent rumors. After all, it has been reported that Xiaomi is set to introduce its own 3D sensing technology that will rival Apple’s Face ID and is most likely the reason behind two of the sensor cutouts. When it comes to the remaining two cutouts, though, these are likely part of a dual-camera selfie setup.

In regards to the internal aspect of Xiaomi’s anniversary smartphone, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is believed to be inside along with 8GB of RAM and possibly 128GB of internal storage. Additionally, an in-display fingerprint scanner could make an appearance. Also, Android 8.1 Oreo is expected to come pre-installed straight out of the box.




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16 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1676; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The classic notch&chin Android. It now comes down to software and price.

2. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Oh my God here we go again with this design everyone is copying, What they don't realize these manufacturers that they are pushing a lot of Android users into buying the Iphone X because it's the only phone which has a justified Notch also it's better looking in comparison to these imitations. I for one if all the flagships from all Android Manufacturers have a Notch and a chin i will probably buy the 2018 Iphone X generation 2.

5. sissy246

Posts: 6894; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why is iPhone notch any more justified then the other. They are all there for the same reason.

11. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

It's justified because they tried to eliminate every bezel they could except for the sensor placement that's why we get the Notch leaving the top small bezel. While on the Android front they couldn't eliminate the bottom bezel because of cost which makes the Notch unjustifiable; if you can only minimize the bottom bezel then do the same for the top part but leave the symmetry, another point what is the benefit of having a Notch if it creates problems than solve ones. If Android manufacturers want to add usable screen state they can hide the status bar and use Gesture navigation or hide the navigation bar, make it a choice like what OnePlus did. That is more efficient than the ugly Notch design.

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

No. Extra horns on iPhone are pretty useless for actual content on smart phone. All videos and images and are actually square duh. Only square area count, that's why notch is never justifiable.

14. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I hate the Notch too and i am against it all the way so i agree it's not justified at all, but currently non of the Manufacturers is able to bring a true bezel-less phone that's why i understand what Apple tried to do with the Iphone X they didn't aim to have the Notch it was the best they could come up with at the time after eliminating 3 bezel sides. On the other hand Android Manufacturers are simply copying the Notch and leaving a chin which defies the purpose and results in ruining the experience for future buyers.

9. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

We get it. Some people really hate those notches, but this phone will be much cheaper than iPhone X for sure, just like Asus Zenfone 5Z or OnePlus 6 or Nokia X6 or Oppo, Vivo and some Huawei phones including their phone under Honor sub-brand. I don't think that a lot of Android users all around the world gonna spend extra 600-700USD for those barely 3-4mm thicker chins. Not to mention their thinner side bezels.

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Justified my ass. iPhone X notch is used most of time only for notification and it's pretty narrow compared to notch on android.

3. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Another double post. Sorry Please fix this issue PA

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 367; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The problem has been reported, currently working on a fix

4. Farcaster

Posts: 138; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Apple better change up their design and quick!

7. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1127; Member since: May 01, 2017

They’re supposedly going to change it in 2019, but we’ll see if that actually happens

6. Bossis

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Hope it takes better photos than the Mi Mix 2S

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1488; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

They can't even make a unique looking device. C'mon MI it's your 8 anniversary device just invest some money in atleast designing of your phone.

15. ahmadkun

Posts: 508; Member since: May 02, 2016

They even can't wait till their 10th annivarsary just wanna to do what apple does

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Another day, another copycat phone.

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