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 companyâ€™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! ðŸ˜Žâ€” Donovan Sung (@donovansung)Â 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. â¤ï¸Â
Stay tuned for more details!#XiaomiÂ #Mi8Â #flagshipÂ #launchÂ #shenzhenÂ 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 Xiaomiâ€™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.
Xiaomiâ€™s Mi 8 is reportedly powered by Qualcommâ€™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 Xiaomiâ€™s own MIUI. There are hot reports on an iPhone X-like notch display surfacing online.