Xiaomi has recently confirmed that its upcoming flagship phone will be arriving as Xioami Mi 8. Some reports have claimed that the Mi 8 could be equipped with 3D facial recognition as well as under display fingerprint scanner. However, a leaked poster that has surfaced today seems to be a good proof that the Mi 8 will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The below shown poster showcases the very same blue edition of the Mi 8 that was spotted at the end of last week. However, this time around the rear-facing fingerprint sensor is clearly which was hidden in the previous leak.
The wider notch present reveals that it will include structured light 3D module for 3D facial scanning. A report that was published few hours ago states that the like the Mi 8 series will carry support for animated emojis like the iPhone X.
The Chinese text mentioned on the poster states that it will be equipped with dual-GPS module, Snapdragon 845 chipset, AI dual camera and IR facial recognition. Like the predecessor Mi 6 phone, the rear shell of the phone seems to be made out of glass.
So, what about the rumored in-screen fingerprint feature? Around two months ago, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had claimed that the company’s next flagship phone will be equipped with an under display fingerprint sensor. It was revealed in the last week that there could be two versions of its upcoming flagship phone, namely the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE (could be Special Edition). The latter could be an advanced smartphone compared to the Mi 8 and it may exclusively feature in-screen fingerprint scanner.
The advanced Xiaomi Mi 8 SE may arrive in multiple storage choices like 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB each featuring 6 GB of RAM. It is likely to be available in colors like black, blue, white and gold. On the other side, the Mi 8 is speculated to feature 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM. It may arrive in color options like gray, gold, blue and red.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 duo could be the first phones to run on MIUI 10 Android skin that will be also unveiled on May 31. The same launch event will also mark the arrival of Mi Band 3 fitness band. Rumors have claimed that the Surge S2 home-brewed SoC will be also unveiled at the same platform, but there is no official confirmation on it yet.