Xiaomi closed its 2018 business with Xiaomi Mi Play but its best flagships remain Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and a couple of devices from the Xiaomi Mi 8 series. Recent reports from GF Securities (Hong Kong) forecasts that based on Xiaomi’s market performance, the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be Xiaomi’s first mobile phone with a three-camera lens, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 will also be configured with a triple camera setup but will use a periscope design. Although the report sounds authoritative, there is no official confirmation of these claims. GF securities claim that it does not know the detailed specification of the display for now.
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Major manufacturers tend to adopt periscope lenses because of the zoom design in the periscope lens which achieves a higher optical zoom while maintaining the original size. OPPO has indicated that it will soon release a 10x hybrid optical zoom which will be commercially available.
In addition, the report claims that the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. According to some forecasts, Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 will adopt a foldable screen design, but it has not yet been fully determined. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G version will be Xiaomi’s first 5G model, but the Xiaomi MMi MIX 4 will most likely be equipped with the original 5G Snapdragon 855 Soc platform.