Xiaomi is speculated to debut the Xiaomi Mi 8 as its 8th anniversary edition smartphone on May 31 alongside other rumored devices like the Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi Band 3. Today, a couple of new renders of the Mi 8 phone has surfaced on SlashLeaks.
As it can be seen in the below render, the rear side of the phone has vertical dual rear cameras. The front view of the phone shows that it features a wider notch at the topside of the screen. The bottom is slightly thick while the side bezels are very thin. The image also shows that the alleged Mi 8 does not feature a fingerprint reader which indicates that it could be equipped with under-display fingerprint.
So, what’s your opinion on the authenticity of the image? It appears to be fake since the lock screen clearly reveals that it is not MIUI from Xiaomi, but FunTouch OS from Vivo. Hence, the image seems to be a photoshopped edition of the Vivo X21. Even though the above render appears fake, multiple reports have revealed that Xiaomi may debut the Mi 8 smartphone by the end of this month. It is expected to arrive as the first Android phone with 3D facial recognition feature.
Since the Mi 8 is expected to carry support for 3D facial scanning, its notch is rumored to packed with multiple components such as earpiece, selfie camera, microphone, ambient sensor, proximity sensor, flood illuminator and dot projector. The 3D facial recognition feature of the Mi 8 could be as advanced as the iPhone X which also features the same components for Face ID facial recognition.
Previous leaks had suggested that Xiaomi would be launching a large-sized Mi 7 Plus alongside the Mi 7. It is now being speculated that the Mi 7 Plus could be rebranded as Xiaomi Mi 8 in celebration for the 8th anniversary of the company. Some reports have claimed that it could be called Xiaomi Mi 8th Anniversary Edition phone. A recent report that was published on GizmoChina few hours ago suggest that the Mi 7 is likely to sport a notched display design and it will be a smaller device than the Mi 8. Some of the rumored common features of both phones include OLED display, Snapdragon 845, up to 8 GB of RAM and wireless charging.