Xiaomi today officially confirmed the launch of Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship smartphone on May 31st in Shenzhen, China. The confirmation comes from company itself through its Twitter handle mentioning the flagship name along with launch date.
BIG announcement Mi fans. The brand new #Mi8, a nod to our 8th anniversary, is coming on 31 May. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/UGwmwO7Xi0
— Mi (@xiaomi) May 22, 2018
With the above confirmation, it’s clear that Xiaomi has no plans of launching the Mi 7, the successor of last year Mi 6 – instead the Chinese smartphone giant appears to be skipping an iteration by launching the Mi 8 to celebrate its eight anniversary.
According to rumored specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 8 could feature a 6.01-inch OLED display with a notch and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Apart from this, the device is also rumored to feature under-display fingerprint scanner, and face unlocking system that won’t be relying on the front-facing camera, but will have a separate sensor just similar to that of Apple’s iPhone X.
The reports also claims that the device will be announced in two versions with different price tags – a 6GB RAM with 64GB storage for CNY 2,799 and a high-end version with 8GB RAM with 128GB storage for CNY 3,199.
Alongside the Mi 8 flagship, the Xiaomi could also launch its latest version of fitness band i.e. Mi Band 3 and several other accessories. Stay tuned as we’ll update with each & every details about the upcoming flagship once it goes official next Thursday.