In the previous month, the alleged firmware files of the Xiaomi Mi 7 had revealed some of its key features by XDA Developers. Today, the publication has come across newer firmware files of the Mi 7 through which it is now known that it may feature a notch display, IR (Infrared Camera) sensor and a larger battery.
Xiaomi was expected to launch the Mi 7 as the first flagship phone of the year. Instead, the company will be launching the Snapdragon 845 Mi MIX 2S before the Mi 7 on March 27. The arrival of the Mi 7 has been reportedly delayed as the company wanted to bring some important changes on it. The new firmware files of the Mi 7 suggest that it will be arriving with a new design featuring a display notch like the iPhone X.
The notch of the iPhone X features Face ID sensor along with TrueDepth Camera that can unlock it or authenticate payments through 3D facial recognition. The new firmware files contain many references to a display notch within the MIUI Camera, MIUI System UI and MIUI Settings. The code for the notch that has been found in these apps are responsible for modifying the height of the status bar and hiding the ability to modify the icons for battery indicator and notification in status bar settings of MIUI.
The MIUI Keyguard app is an app associated with the lock screen and its related features. It contains a new method that is dubbed as openIRCamera. It could be related to Face Unlock feature of MUI. Hence, it is speculated that the IRCamera could refer to the Infrared Camera sensor. This indicates that like the iPhone X, the Xiaomi Mi 7 may support 3D facial scanning.
The new firmware files corroborate some previously leaked information that the Mi 7 will be arriving with an OLED display along with Always-On Display function. It also confirms that the Snapdragon 845 will be present under its hood. Previous firmware files had claimed that the Mi 7 has 3,170mAh battery. Another change that has been spotted on new firmware files it the presence of a larger battery of 3,400mAh capacity.
Last month, well-known tipster Mocha RQ had also claimed that the Mi 7 may feature a display notch. He had revealed that it will be arriving with an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Few hours ago, the Xiaomi Mi 7 had appeared on Geekbench with SD845, 6 GB of RAM and Android 8.0 Oreo. It is also rumored to include support for 7.5W wireless charging. Lastly, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is rumored to get announced in June