Xiaomi's next flagship, anticipated to be named Mi 8, will reportedly be launched with an in-display fingerprint sensor according to a four-second YouTube video. It was being rumoured that Mi 8 will be a sequel with regular developments to Mi 6 that was released in 2017 until the video was uploaded on Friday.
"Other features planned for the Chinese Android manufacturer's flagship include, a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature, the Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 8GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging," The Verge reported.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage
The retail box photos have surfaced online courtesy of Slashleaks. A couple of features mentioned on the box are in line with what has leaked before. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. There is also a dual-camera setup at the back with at least one of the sensors being 20-megapixels.
Interestingly, the box also hints at a dual-GPS module, which is not something we have seen on smartphones before. It remains to be seen just how much difference having two GPS modules on a smartphone makes. The front of the box confirms the Mi 8 nomenclature with a large ‘8’ and the Mi logo. Slashleaks has also leaked what seems like a promotional poster, which shows what the upcoming smartphone will look like.
Xiaomi released two other high-end phones, "Mi Mix 2" in 2017 and "Mi Mix 2S" earlier in 2018 at Rs 32,999 and Rs 34,190 respectively.
Also seen in the video is what appears to be version nine of the MIUI, the family of custom skins by Xiaomi made for their Android phones.
Vivo's "X20", announced in 2017 and Huawei's "Porsche Design Mate RS", launched in March has also incorporated the in-display fingerprint technology.