The Mi 7 is the next flagship phone from Xiaomi. The Chinese manufacturer has already launched the Snapdragon 845 powered Mi MIX 2S in the previous month as the first flagship phone for 2018. Rumors surrounding the Mi 7 suggest that the company may launch it within the first half of this year. Today, a leaked launch poster of the Mi 7 has surfaced on Weibo. It states that the company will be launching the Mi 7 on May 23.
The launch posters that are released by Xiaomi are always of high quality. However, the above poster seems to be fake since it is a low-quality image with a blurry Mi logo at the top right corner. If Xiaomi launches the Mi 7 on May 23, it may cannibalize the sales of the Mi MIX 2S that was launched on March 27
The Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected to arrive with a notched display design, but when it comes to hardware specs, it may house the same chipset, RAM and storage that are available on the Mi MIX 2S. Hence, it seems unlikely that Xiaomi may launch Mi 7 within two months of launching Mi MIX 2S. Moreover, a recent report had revealed that Xiaomi has encountered some issues with 3D facial recognition feature on Mi 7 because of which its launch could be pushed to the third quarter of the year.
Recent reports have claimed that Xiaomi will be also debuting the Mi 7 Plus alongside the Mi 7 phone. Even before its official launch, Geekbuying has listed the Mi 7 Plus smartphone with a pricing of $473.99. The listing appears to be fake. The features mentioned on the Geekbuying’s Mi 7 Plus product page seems to be based on the rumors surrounding it.
According to the Mi 7 Plus listing on the Chinese retailer site, it features a 6.01-inch FHD+ display and the Snapdragon 845 SoC powers it with 6 GB of RAM. It has a native storage of 64 GB. Its rear features 20-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera setup and it has a front-facing camera of 20-megapixel. The Mi 7 Plus is powered by 3,500mAh battery and it includes support for wireless charging.