The Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform was officially announced on Tuesday i.e. on the first day of the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit event in Hawaii. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to the stage to confirm that the next flagship smartphone from the company will be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Even though Jun confirmed that Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship features Snapdragon 845, he refrained from revealing the name of the smartphone. Recent leaks suggest the Xiaomi Mi 7 could be the first Snapdragon 845 from the company. Around two months ago, it was reported that Qualcomm and Xiaomi have collaborated on optimizing the performance of Snapdragon 845 on Xiaomi Mi 7.
Initial reports have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones that are speculated to launch in Q1 2018 will be the first Snapdragon 845 powered smartphones to arrive in the market. As far as the Xiaomi Mi 7 is concerned, it could be the first Snapdragon 845 smartphone to launch in China.
In the recent past, Jun had also confirmed that Xiaomi would be focusing on AI on its smartphones in 2018. It is speculated that the AI driven Snapdragon 845 would deliver stellar photography experience on the Xiaomi Mi 7. It is likely to include a 12-megapixel Sony IMX380 sensor and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX35 sensor.
Xiaomi Mi 7 is rumored to feature a 6.01-inch AMOLED screen supplied by Samsung. It is speculated that the Mi 7 would be the first phone from the company to come with wireless charging feature. It is likely to include the same-sized battery that powers the Xiaomi Mi 6. As far as pricing is concerned, the Mi 7 is expected to arrive with a beginning price of 2,699 Yuan (~$408). The Mi 7 won’t be the only Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone from the company. It is speculated that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 could be also powered by Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.