The Chinese company Xiaomi, according to internet sources, is developing two flagship smartphones – K8 and J18s. It is claimed that these will be the first Xiaomi devices equipped with a camera hidden under the display.
The J18s will be the second foldable Xiaomi smartphone after the Mi Mix Fold (shown in the images). The latter has a flexible 8.01-inch screen with a resolution of 2480 × 1860 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz, as well as an external 6.52-inch display with a resolution of 2520 × 840 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The Snapdragon 888 processor is in use.
The upcoming Xiaomi J18s smartphone will reportedly receive a flexible screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Some reports point that the new product may become an improved version of the Mi Mix Fold.
Xiaomi will release a foldable smartphone with a front camera under the display
The upcoming device will have a triple camera with a 108-megapixel main sensor, a unit with 3x optical zoom and a module with wide-angle optics.
There is practically no information about the characteristics of the K8 model at the moment. It will likely receive a classic monoblock form factor with a subscreen selfie camera. The announcement of new products may take place in the current or next quarter.
According to IDC estimates, 345.5 million smartphones were sold in the world in the first quarter of this year. This is 25.5% more compared to last year’s result. Xiaomi, with a share of 14.1%, took third place in the ranking of the leading suppliers.
Xiaomi overtook Apple in sales of smartphones in Europe
According to published data, Xiaomi accounts for 23% of all devices sold in the past quarter in Europe, making the Chinese tech giant confidently ranked second among the most popular mobile brands. Samsung is in first place with a 35% share, and Apple is in third with 19%. Canalys highlights Xiaomi’s 85% year-on-year growth. For Apple and Samsung, this figure is 22% and 21%, respectively. The largest growth is by Oppo – 153%, while the share of the brand in the region is 4%.
Huawei is the only company in the Big Five to experience declining sales. After US sanctions, the Chinese tech giant’s smartphone sales plummeted 81%, and the share is now just 3%.
Returning to Xiaomi, it is worth noting that the brand is a relatively young player in the European market and the explosive growth in sales is probably due to the fact that the company sells mainly inexpensive smartphones with rather attractive characteristics.