XDA have found remnants of a new flagship smartphone from Xiaomi that is headed for a global release and particularly Indian release. This isn’t the Mi 8 as the mysterious handset has been found to have a codename “Berillyium”. The findings come courtesy of firmware files that the XDA examined and scanned in March this year. Hence, the publication also states that they cannot verify that the same specs found earlier will also be there when the handset launches. However, the phone still is in development, since an up-to-date MIUI 10 Global Beta (v8.7.6) exists for the device.
Having said that, below are the rumoured specifications that XDA thinks will be on the device codenamed “Berillyium”.
Rumoured Specifications: “Beryllium”
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU
Display LCD with a notch. 18:9 aspect ratio.
Storage No SD card slot
Battery 4,000 mAh battery
Software Android 8.1 Oreo
Fingerprint Yes, but not in-display
Camera Dual cameras. Optical zoom support.
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As for evidence of its launch in India, XDA found a few pointers in the camera app. In particular, a method called “isIndiaBeautyFilter”. As for the real identity of the device, it is believed to be a new flagship from the “POCOPHONE” trademarked by Xiaomi. The first phone from the new sub-brand appeared on the FCC recently. (via SlashLeaks).
For now, this is all unofficial and there are no launch dates or even hints of a release of such a flagship from Xiaomi.