Xiaomi Clarifies The Origin Of Xiaomi Mi 8 – Fate of Mi 7?

There has been a couple of misunderstanding as to the proper nomenclature of the Xiaomi Mi 8. At the beginning of the year, we were expecting two flagships from Xiaomi – Xiaomi Mi 7 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. The latter has since been launched but whats the fate of the former? A few weeks ago, Xiaomi Mi 8 made a sudden appearance online fueling reports that Xiaomi Mi 7 has been canceled. Now, the company has had its say on this.

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Today, Xiaomi released a 7-day preview poster which clarified the origin of Xiaomi Mi 8. The company said that the smartphone being prepared for launch completely exceed expectations and it believes that it is the sort of device that should be used in commemoration of significant events like its 8th anniversary. This strongly implies that the company was working on perfecting the Xiaomi Mi 7 when it realized that there are some features which it could add to make it a “super flagship” smartphone. It then subsequently decided to name this upgraded Mi 7, Xiaomi Mi 8. However, the fate of Xiaomi Mi 7 is still in the balance. It would be nice to see a lower version of the Mi 8 probably smaller in size, without the 3D structured light technology and definitely without a notch – which can be called Xiaomi Mi 7.  It will still have an on-screen fingerprint sensor and wireless charging compatibility as flagship features. 

According to previous reports, Xiaomi Mi 8 is expected to be the first Android flagship to support 3D structured light face recognition. Its display has a notch which has not less than seven sensors. This smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 8GB LPDDR4X of RAM and a UFS 2.1 flash memory and wireless charging compatibility. Click HERE for more. Will you love to see a notch-less Xiiaomi Mi 7 as described above?

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  1. zargaza
    May 24, 2018

    they should still release the mi 7 without notch. the notch spoils the mi 8

    • Andrew
      May 24, 2018

      for sure you will be able to disable the notch in settings
      if the phone is black, notch will be competely invisible in 90% of cases
      so, where is the problem?

    • zargaza
      May 24, 2018

      i think i am one of those android fanboys that just HATE the word “notch” lol

    • L V
      May 24, 2018

      The problem is that you can make it look like there’s no notch that way, but the physical space that is present because of the notch will stay useless.

  2. Andrew
    May 24, 2018

    if only they made the bottom bezel disappear
    unfortunately apple has a monopoly on this
    as for face recognition, the technology is useless, it is sad that the phone becomes more expensive because of that many sensors while fingerprint is faster and more convenient

    • June April
      May 24, 2018

      Samsung’s face recognition is very much as fast as the fp sensor, if not more reliable. I had to turn it off for security reasons.

  3. Mitch McCrimmon
    May 24, 2018

    I’d love to see a phone around 5.7 inches rather than yet another 6 inch phone. There are so many 6 inch phones out now that the “mine-is-bigger-than-yours” OEMs are now offering even larger phones. They will all be 7 inches next year I suppose!