An unnamed high-level employee with Xiaomi had recently confirmed to Android Headlines that the company won’t be debuting the Xiaomi Mi 7 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Recent leaks have revealed that the company may launch it in the month of April or May. However, the rumor mill is consistently spilling more information on the smartphone. Leaked firmware files of the Xiaomi Mi 7 that are exclusively available with XDA Developers have revealed some of its key features.
The firmware files have revealed that the Mi 7 is powered by Snapdragon 845 and it is running on Android 8.0 Oreo flavored with MIUI 9. It also carries support for Project Treble.
Rumors have claimed that the Mi 7 will be arriving with 6-inch OLED screen supplied by Samsung. Firmware files have revealed that the Mi 7 will be the first phone from the company to arrive with Always-On Display, a feature that is only on smartphones with OLED screens. It has been also found through the firmware files that the Mi 7 will come equipped with dual cameras like its predecessor.
The other features of the Mi 7 that have been leaked through its firmware files are real-time bokeh in camera app, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), NFC. aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth audio codecs by Qualcomm and audio technology by Dirac.
The firmware files have revealed that the Mi 7 is packed with a 3,170mAh battery which is a bit smaller than 3,350mAh battery that powers the Mi 6. Even though there are some references of wireless charging in the different systems apps, it could not be confirmed whether the Mi 7 will carry support for wireless charging.
Rumors have claimed that it could be the first Xiaomi phone to arrive with wireless charging function. However, the publication claims that it came across an unidentified Xiaomi phone enabled with wireless charging support.
It is recommended to digest this report with a pinch of salt since the publication is not completely confident that the firmware files really belong to Mi 7. The probable reason behind it is that there are no direct references to Mi 7 or its codename in the firmware files.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and Mi 7 are the two rumored devices that are driven by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The firmware files of the Mi MIX 2S that had surfaced in the previous week had carried references for the codename of the handset. Hence, it is speculated that the newly found firmware files belongs to the Mi 7 flagship.