So what’s new you’re gonna say? Xiaomi plans to take advantage of the hype that has been created during the past few months regarding their Mi 6 flagship model and according to rumors the company will try to be among the first companies to use Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 845 chipset when they launch their Xiaomi Mi 7 model next year.
The Chinese company has managed to make its Mi 6 flagship one of the most affordable in the market nowadays, given the fact that it packs high-end specs and impressive build quality. So what do they plan to do next year – especially against Samsung and their upcoming Galaxy S9 model? Well it seems that they will follow the trend in the Android smartphone market that favors smartphones with Snapdragon 845 SoC, full display and… 3D face recognition!
The Xiaomi Mi 7 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9, are going to sport these features.
- Qualcomm has already began working on the SD845 chipset since July and it’s based on the 7nm manufacturing procedure, with 8 core design, and Adreno 630 GPU for improved graphics. The new chipset will be ready next year for mass production as scheduled.
- Xiaomi has no problem using full screen display’s and they will focus this time on the improvement of the screen/body ratio trying to get it closer to 100%.
- Finally, we know many smartphone makers such as Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung and others are working on a 3D face recognition technology, in order to abandon fingerprint recognition.
Samsung is always right around the corner however, and according to rumors, the Korean company has already ordered massive amounts of the Snapdragon 845 SoC for next year, and other companies (including Xiaomi) may – once again- face significant shortages.