(Pocket-lint) - While Xiaomi has recently made its move to the UK launching the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro outside China for the first time, we've been treated to a glimpse of what the company's next smartphone might offer.
The unsurprisingly-named Mi 9 has been given the render treatment by concept guru Ben Geskin, giving us a peek at a phone with three cameras on the rear and a smaller notch on the front, evolving beyond the current Mi 8.
Geskin has also provided some "probable" specs. Some of these things will be a dead certainty - like the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware, thought be called 8150 (rather than 855) - due for launch in December 2018.
Elsewhere the specs could see a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, 6-8GB RAM, 3700mAh battery, a triple rear camera with 48-megapixel main sensor, in-display fingerprint scanner and 5G, according to Geskin.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20, What3Words CEO, and Withings Sleep Analyzer reviewed - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 65
At the moment there's little to corroborate any of these specs: 5G could be open to debate (there might not be network support, so 5G might follow in later devices), and we're not sold on it using a 48-megapixel main sensor for the camera (Sony's latest). Experience suggests that a lower megapixel count will garner better results.
Probable specs:— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) November 11, 2018
6.4” AMOLED Display
3700mAh+ / Quick Charge 5.0
Triple Camera (Main: Sony IMX586 48MP)
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Xiaomi's global expansion has enveloped Europe in 2018, so it will be interesting to see how Xiaomi will launch its next device - will it be a home launch in China, or will it go for a big bang on the global stage with an announcement at Mobile World Congress 2019?