“Amidst the rumours of a Q1 2018 launch, it was expected that the Mi 7 flagship would be announced at MWC this year”
Last year, there were were rumours that Xiaomi would launch its Mi 7 flagship in Q1 of 2018. Given that Samsung and Sony are all set to launch their flagships at the MWC, it was being speculated that Xiaomi might also follow suit. However, according to AndroidHeadlines, a high-level employee in the company has revealed that Xiaomi will not be launching the Mi 7 at MWC, or any other new smartphone for that matter.
According to the website, while the brand will be present at the show, it will not make any major announcements to avoid clashes with Samsung’s flagship duo. Notably, Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event for February 25th where it will unveil the S9 and S9+. Xiaomi is instead expected to launch the Mi 7 flagship and a few other smartphones at a separate event to be held in the month of March or April.
According to earlier reports, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected to come with a 6.01-inch OLED display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. As a result of the minimal bezels on the front, the fingerprint scanner will reportedly be moved to the rear panel. As for the performance, we can expect it to be powered by the top-tier Snapdragon 845 processor backed by a beefy 6GB of RAM. In the imaging department, the device is expected to get dual 12-megapixel snappers at the rear with an aperture size of f/1.7. It will be fuelled by a 3,350mAh battery with fast charging.
While there is no fixed date as to when the brand will launch the device, reports indicate that it will come with a starting price tag of RMB 2,699 (~Rs 26,400). We’ll bring you more updates when the emerge, so stay tuned.