We all know that the Xiaomi Mi 7 is coming in early 2017, which will feature a bezel-less design with 18:9 aspect ratio display with negligible bezels. In terms of design and aesthetics, the smartphone will follow the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 with additional features. The smartphone is likely to launch in Q1 of 2017 in China and we might see the device in the upcoming CES 2018 as well.
According to recent rumours, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected to feature facial unlock technology similar to that of the Apple iPhone X and the phone might not feature a fingerprint scanner as well. This smartphone then becomes the first Android OS powered smartphone to do so.
As the Xiaomi Global CEO has already promised that the company will launch next-generation flagship smartphone in 2017 based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor, paired with up to 6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64 GB or 128 GB onboard flash storage. Like every other Xiaomi Mi branded smartphones, there will be no SD card slot what so ever.
The Xiaomi Mi 7 will feature a 5.7-inch or 5.9-inch OLED display with FHD+ 2160x1080p resolution display. The display will follow the newer 18:9 aspect ratio with very narrow bezels. Thanks to bezel-less display, the smartphone will also have onscreen navigation keys like the one found in the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. The OLED display will offer better contrast ratio with accurate colour reproduction and great viewing angles. Not only that, the OLED display also offers better battery life compared to IPS LCD or TFT type touch display.
In terms of design and aesthetics, the smartphone is expected to come in glass-metal-glass sandwich design with Corning Gorilla Glass on the front as well as on the back and a premium model with the ceramic back panel like the Xiaomi MI MIX 2. If the rumours are to be believed, this will be the first Xiaomi smartphone to support wireless charging and IP certification against water and dust resistance. Like the Xiaomi Mi 6, the Mi 7 will ditch 3.5 mm headphone jack in favour of USB type C port.
The smartphone maker will continue to use dual camera solution at the back. Compared to the Xiaomi Mi 6, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will offer OIS on both the sensors with improved low light portrait mode. For the selfie camera, the Mi 7 is expected to pack at least an 8 MP shooter and we are also expecting to the implementation of the Animoji, which uses facial recognition hardware to create interactive emojis.
The flagship smartphone will run on MiUi version 9 based on Android Oreo operating system with features like dual apps, gesture support, a security app, multimedia hiding capabilities. The MiUi 9 will be a heavily skinned version of the Android operating system with plenty of options for the third party customisation and support for themes, fonts, and what not.
On to the battery, considering this as a flagship smartphone, the smartphone is likely to include a battery with capacity ranging from 3000 mAh to 3300 mAh with support for Qualcomm Quick charge 4.0 capability out of the box. The smartphone will also offer wireless charging based on Qi technology.
Finally, to conclude, the smartphone is expected come in multiple storage variants, starting from 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage to 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB + 128 GB storage. Like every other Xiaomi branded smartphones, these models will be priced competitively with the entry-level model priced around ₹28,000, the 6 GB with 64 will cost you ₹32,000 and the premium model will cost you around ₹37,000.
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