In December 2017, Qualcomm had unveiled the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform at the Snapdragon Tech Summit event. During the same event, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that the company’s next flagship – the Mi 7 would be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Since Xiaomi is one of the exhibitors at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 event that will be held between Feb. 26 and March 1, it seems that the company may use the tech exhibition platform to announce the Xiaomi Mi 7 flagship smartphone.
The above snapshot from the official website of Mobile World Congress confirms that Xiaomi will be attending the event as one of the exhibitors. Lei Jun had previously confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi 7 would be unveiled during the Chinese spring season which indicates that it may get announced at the end of February or early March. Hence, Xiaomi fans are now speculating that the company may announce the Xiaomi Mi 7 at MWC 2018.
Samsung is expected to announce the Snapdragon 845 powered Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones at the MWC 2018. Even Sony is pegged to debut the Xperia XZ Pro smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 845 at the same tech trade event. By announcing Mi 7 at MWC 2018, Xiaomi could become the first Chinese manufacturer to debut a Snapdragon 845 powered phone.
Lei Jun has recently confirmed that since the company will be focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2018, its upcoming smartphones will be equipped with AI. It is speculated that Mi 7’s dual camera setup will be optimized with AI to deliver stellar photography experience. Also, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be the company’s first smartphone to come with wireless charging feature. The rumor mill has revealed that Xiaomi may announce a larger Mi 7 Plus smartphone alongside the Mi 7.