Xiaomi Mi 8 SE that was launched at May end is the first ever Snapdragon 710 powered smartphone. Rumors have it that the company may also debut another Snapdragon 710 phone this year. A tipster from China has shared some images of an upcoming Xiaomi smartphone called Xiaomi Mi 8X. He claims that it is fueled by Snapdragon 710 SoC.
The leaked images show that the Mi 8X will be available in at least two color options such as white and blue. The handset seems to be featuring a glass or ceramic rear. The top-left corner of the back panel features a vertical dual camera setup. What’s interesting about this smartphone is that it does not feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The leakster claims that the Mi 8X is equipped with in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Another leakster has claimed that the upcoming Mi Note could be replaced by Mi 8X phone. He has shared another image which shows Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun holding a mysterious dual camera smartphone that lacks a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. It appears that Jun could be holding the mysterious Xiaomi Mi 8X smartphone.
Earlier this year, XDA Developers had revealed Xiaomi’s upcoming Snapdragon 710 smartphones are codenamed as Sirius and Comet. Xiaomi has already unveiled the Sirius phone as Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. So, there is a possibility that the rumored Snapdragon 710 powered Xiaomi MI 8X could be Comet phone.
The leaked firmware files of the Comet phone have revealed that it is a Mi series smartphone with OLED screen. The display of the phone carries support for Always-On Display (AOD) feature. However, the screen may not feature a notch. It will arrive preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo. Some of its other rumored features include 3,000mAh battery, dual-SIM support and IR blaster. The leaked firmware files have revealed that it will not be featuring a microSD card slot and it won’t carry support for NFC.
In the coming month, Xiaomi may debut the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone. The handset is expected to come with a notch-less display and it other rumored features include in-display fingerprint scanner, pop-up selfie camera, Snapdragon 845 SoC and Qi wireless charging enabled battery. It may so happen that Xiaomi may announce the notch-less Xiaomi Mi 8X alongside Mi MIX 3 in September. However, it is advisable to wait to further reports to confirm on the existence of Mi 8X.