Yesterday, Xiaomi had confirmed through its official Weibo account that it will be soon holding a launch event in Shenzhen. Early rumors had claimed that Xiaomi would be launching the Xiaomi Mi 7 phone by the first half of 2018. Hence, the Shenzhen event could be used to announce the arrival of the Mi 7 flagship. However, well-known industry expert Kevin Wang claimed on Weibo that Xiaomi will be using the same platform to announce many new products. Interestingly, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has quoted the same Weibo post by Wang to confirm that his company will indeed launch “a variety of new products” through the Shenzhen event.
The press conference that will be held at Shenzhen by the company is dubbed as Xiaomi’s 2018 Annual Product Launch. This seems to be the most important launch event for Xiaomi this year. Hence, apart from Xiaomi Mi 7 that is likely to arrive with under-display fingerprint scanner, the Chinese firm is also rumored to debut the 8th Anniversary Edition phone. The latter is also being referred to as Xiaomi Mi 8.
Xiaomi Mi 8th Anniversary Edition smartphone has been reportedly spotted on the Chinese edition of Mi Store app. The handset is expected to arrive as the world’s first Android phone with 3D facial recognition feature.
The Mi Band 3 fitness tracker is also rumored to get official at the Shenzhen event. The Mi Band 2 was launched in June last year. Hence, the company could be aiming to launch its successor phone exactly after one year. The Mi Band 3 is rumored to feature an OLED display that will be enabled with gestures support. Other rumored features of the Mi Band 3 include IP67 rated body, NFC support and Bluetooth 4.2.
Xiaomi is yet to confirm on the date of the upcoming Shenzhen event.