Unlike software-based face unlocking functionality that is widely available in the current market, the Mi 7 is said to have a 3D face sensing technology to map users' faces to unlock the screen.
At the launch event of the Mi Mix 2 in India, Jai Mani, Xiaomi Product Lead said that the company explored the option of adding a notch on the top, but they again chose to go against it as it will take a lot of time for users to get used. Since the MWC is also on during that period, which better place does the company have?
We may have seen the first glimpses of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, or at least its rear, thanks to Concept Leaks.
Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new flagship smartphone other than the rumoured Xiaomi Mi 7. The Mi Mix 2S is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon Qualcomm 845 processor along with 6GB of RAM. Also, the display aspect ratio is expected to be 19:5:9 and not the traditional 18:9 aspect ratio.
The Mi Max 3 will come in two variants - 3GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. Now, MWC's listing only confirms that Xiaomi will be there, nothing else, so it's still possible that Xiaomi may wait until MWC is over, and announce the phone during a separate event, of course. We have previously reported that the Xiaomi Mi 7 could launch in March 2018. A dual camera setup will be present at the back, and one of the sensors will be Sony IMX363.
Apart from the design, the leak also shed some light on the expected specs of the Xiaomi Mi Max 3.
This is actually not the first time we're hearing "notchy" whispers in the rumor mill, with a couple of alleged hands-on Mi MIX 2S photos making the rounds a few months back turning out to be shameless fakes. Stay tuned and find out everything there is to know about the handset ahead of its official unveiling.