Xiaomi has officially confirmed its next flagship in Xiaomi Mi 8. After heated speculations about the smartphone and its name, Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi 8 will be the next flagship in the Mi-series.
The launch was confirmed by a tweet by the company’s spokesperson Donovan Sung.
"To celebrate our 8th year anniversary, we'll be launching Mi 8 at our annual flagship product launch in Shenzhen on May 31," Sung tweeted.
Mi Fans, amazing news! 😎— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) May 22, 2018
To celebrate our 8th year anniversary, we'll be launching Mi 8 at our annual flagship product launch in Shenzhen on May 31. ❤️
Stay tuned for more details!#Xiaomi #Mi8 #flagship #launch #shenzhen pic.twitter.com/O7Lh3MJAqw
There were lots of rumours regarding the name of the flagship, with Mi 7 and Mi 8 surfacing as the two names. But, the Chinese brand decided to skip the Mi 7 altogether and will directly launch the Mi 8 in the series.
One of the main reasons of jumping straight to the Mi 8 is because of Xiaomi’s 8th year anniversary this year.
Xiaomi has announced May 31 as the launch date for the Mi 8 and the company is working on its own 3D facial recognition technology.
The company will launch its Mi 8 flagship at a launch event in Shenzen, China, as per reports.
The much awaited smartphone was spotted in a leaked video online with an in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to that of Vivo X21.
Xiaomi’s Mi 8 is reportedly powered by Qualcomm’s latest and fasted Snapdragon 845 SoC and will be powered by 8GB of Ram with 256GB inbuilt storage.
It is expected to run Android 8.0 Oreo, with Xiaomi’s own MIUI. There are hot reports on an iPhone X-like notch display surfacing online.