Xiaomi is speculated to launch its upcoming flagship Mi 7 smartphone on May 23 in China. But a recent report revealed that Xiaomi Mi 7 along with the upcoming Mi Band 3 will be launched in May end instead. Now it seems Xiaomi Mi 7 may not be the only smartphone getting unveiled at the month end. The Xiaomi 8th Anniversary Edition Smartphone is also said to be launched alongside Mi 7. A new report from China has revealed that Xiaomi will be launching Xiaomi Mi 7 and Xiaomi’s 8th Anniversary Edition together later this May.
Chinese website, MyDrivers reports, the major attraction of the launch event will be Xiaomi’s 8th Anniversary Edition phone. The report further claims that Xiaomi’s 8th Anniversary Edition smartphone could be the first Android device to feature 3D facial recognition feature. It means it can provide the same face recognition function as the iPhone X. However nothing about the specifications of this new edition is known at the moment. However, as per rumours, the 8th Anniversary Edition is likely to come with a notched screen, Snapdragon 845 SoC and 8 GB of RAM.
Earlier, it was also reported that Mi 7 will come with 3D sensing technology – the first Android phone to have the feature. The Mi 7 was originally planned to be launched in the first half of this year itself. “However, such a plan is likely to be delayed to the third quarter of 2018 due to a low successful rate for facial recognition caused by slow adjustment processes of related software at Qualcomm,” DigiTimes reported.
As per earlier reports, Mi 7 will feature a 5.6-inch display with 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution, Snapdragon 845 SoC with Adreno 630 GPU, Android 8.0 Oreo running MIUI 9, 64GB/128GB of internal capacity, 6GB/8GB RAM, non-removable 4480mAh battery with quick charge, 16-megapixel dual rear camera with dual tone LED flash and 13-megapixel front camera.