In an unusual move, Xiaomi’s first flagship for this year is not the main Mi series but a Mi MIX phone. The Mi MIX 2S is actually a more powerful version of the Mi MIX 2 with all the features we expect to find in the Mi 7 when it launches. A new render of the Mi 7 has surfaced online showing off a new design for the series.
In this render, the Mi 7 is shown with a notched display. This has not been confirmed but we won’t be surprised if Xiaomi goes through with it. The MIX series has kept to having its camera at the bottom right corner. If the Mi 7 will have a full-screen display too, adding a notch will make it different from the Mi MIX series and will result in the front camera returning to the top.
The render also shows that the phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner as there isn’t a scanner on the back of the device. We presume it will also have support for Face Unlock.
On the rear, the Mi 7 has dual cameras in the same design as that of the Mi MIX 2s. Surprisingly, the back of the device is metal and not glass. Xiaomi switched to glass starting with the Mi 5 and we don’t see it going back to metal. Plus if the Mi 7 is going to support wireless charging like the Mi MIX 2s, it will either have a glass or ceramic back.
There is still no news with respect to the launch of the Mi 7 but we do not expect it to be anytime soon. Seeing as Xiaomi has changed the order of its product launch and the recent announcement of the Mi MIX 2s, we guess there will still be months of waiting.