Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone, which is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, will be unveiled on 31 May.
The Mi 8 is supposed to be the sequel to last year’s Mi 6 (yes, it will skip the Mi 7 name, in honor of the company's eighth anniversary). Vivo was the first to offer an in-display fingerprint sensor, but it looks like Xiaomi will be up next. A leaked video recently showed its next phone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor, and now, Xiaomi has revealed it will officially announce the device later this month.
Other features expected for the Chinese Android manufacturer’s flagship include a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature, the Snapdragon 845 chip with up to 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery, and support for wireless charging. With those sort of specs on board, the Mi 8 will clearly be a high-end flagship phone meant to rival the Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple iPhone X, and Huawei P20 Pro.
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However, it might not be as expensive as those devices. The Mi 6 launched at $360, so hopefully the Mi 8 will priced similarly.