Xiaomi Mi 7 Leaks: Roundup
Xiaomi became the top seller in the Indian smartphone market pushing Samsung to the second place with a market share of 26.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017.
The success is due to the mid/entry range phones, but the brand is yet to make a mark in the high-end segment.
As per our recent survey, by IDC Oneplus has a share of 48% in the premium segment whereas Apple and Samsung capture the rest of the market.
To recall, Xiaomi has launched the MI Mix 2 couple of weeks back which offers excellent specs but lacks somehow in the camera performance leading to average sales.
Also, the brands latest flagship, the Mi Mix 2s, is already in the pipeline and will be launched on March 27.
This confirms the fact that the Mi 7 release is pushed back to May or June. The reliable tipster, Mocha RQ, says that the Mi 7 may arrive in June 2018.
We are also expecting Oneplus 6 during the same time as has been the case in the previous years.
Why does Xiaomi reslate the Mi 7 launch schedule? Because releasing two flagships back to back will only decrease their sales and prompts a rivalry within the company.
Now that we have come to know about the launch schedule let’s get to know about the actual device itself. We will do so by stacking all the rumors and leaks at one place!
Expected Specs and Details of Xiaomi Mi 7
Some real-life images of the alleged Mi 7 have emerged on the internet suggesting that the device features a near bezel-less 6-inch OLED display, glass back, and a vertically stacked rear dual-camera setup.
In-Display Fingerprint Reader
Some reports indicate that the screen is made by Samsung. Besides, the company is even working to integrate the fingerprint scanner into the display.
Vivo is the first one to showcase this technology in the Vivo Apex and the Vivo X20 Plus UD. However, these phones are not available in India so far but we can expect some new phones with in-display scanner to reach India by June or July 2018.
Even the leaked images had a fingerprint reader neither on the back nor front, thus confirming the speculation mentioned above. Previously, the device was expected to feature an iPhone X-like notch, but now it seems like Xiaomi has buried its thought.
If true, well done Xiaomi for not following Apple like the other manufacturers have done sheepishly. You can read about the new Asus Zenfone 5 that has blatantly copied the iPhone X design and brought it Android ecosystem.
On the design front, the alleged Mi 7 images reveal the front beauty of the device — almost no bezels on all sides except a slim forehead. The top bezel may house a 3D face sensing technology which if true will be Xiaomi’s take over the Apple’s Face ID.
While some rumors suggest that there won’t be any fingerprint sensing technology and the phone may come with just the 3D Face scanning feature.
However, others suggest the presence of an in-display fingerprint reader. We will have to wait further to get a clear picture!
Comming to the innards, the device powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6 GB RAM. Also, there might be an 8GB variant.
Other Features and Camera
It is quite plausible as the leaks suggest that Xiaomi will use a Dual camera setup at the back with 16 Megapixel lens and a big f/1.7 aperture for improved low light photography.
The front camera is likely to have 8 Megapixel lens for clicking selfies.
Other expected features include a Motorola-like Always-On display, wireless charging support, and AI integration. Also, the company dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack in the Xiaomi Mi6.
It will be interesting to see if they bring it back in the Mi7 as the consumers still want it. The Mi6 is splash resistant and Mi7 may improve the IP rating to make the device more weatherproof.
Do make a note that Indian Xiaomi fans may not get the pleasure of getting their hands on the upcoming Mi 7 because they may not bring it to India same as Xiaomi Mi6.
You can import it via other sources, though!
It is almost certain that brand will launch the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s in the Indian market soon and may like to keep the Mi7 exclusive to China.