For some time now, we have been getting a few clues here and there about the next flagship smartphone that is about to be released by Xiaomi. On the subject, we were expecting nothing sophisticated until as reported by some of our sources, a video was uploaded on YouTube which revealed tips about the forthcoming device. The device is named the Xiaomi Mi 8 and it will have fingerprint sensor that is built into its display.
Our sources also reported further that, the Mi 8 is meant to be a successor to the Mi 6 of the previous year, although no certain defined reason was given, the company is slated to not produce an Mi 7. Since the roll out of the Mi 6, Xiaomi has only released to other end phones. They are the Mi Mix 2 and the Mi Mix 2s, both having larger display screens. But then again, it is not so much of a shocker that the company decided to experiment among varying product cycles before they finally took root on a new flagship device.
The other features that the new flagship phone will carry comprises of a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip for a processor, 8GB RAM, and internal storage of 64GB and a battery capacity of 4,000mAh. It also comes with a support for wireless charging.
The video uploaded on YouTube is a bit short so it is impossible to tell for sure how the interface of the device looks or feels like apart from the fingerprint sensor that is built into the display of the phone. The video also included something that looks like a version nine of the MIUI which so happens to be a part of the custom skins designed by Xiaomi for their Android phones.
Fingerprint sensors built into the screens of phones is still a relatively new feature although it is beginning to spread. We first saw this technology in the Vivo X20 and then the Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS. We expect that with time most Android phones will get the feature.