Xiaomi Mi 7 With iPhone X Like Notch Leaked In Live Images
The Xiaomi Mi 7 will have a notch, making it a first for Xiaomi. The trend of the notch has had a polarising response so far where some people can’t stand it while the others believe it doesn’t look half bad. The smartphone makers have certainly grown accustomed to it as more companies embrace the notch. But, the Mi 7 could be the only Android smartphone that will truly justify having a notch on the display.
New images posted on Twitter by popular leaker Ben Geskin give us a glimpse of an iPhone X design with Android OS. The Mi 7 looks identical to the iPhone X but, it still has a chin, which the iPhone X doesn’t. The back of the smartphone has a vertically placed dual-camera setup again, very similar to the iPhone X but, Xiaomi appears to have adopted this design language for 2018.
The back doesn’t appear to be made of glass which is odd for a 2018 flagship device. However, users won’t complain about a solidly built smartphone and that is what we expect from Xiaomi. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back in a central position. Xiaomi has been doing this for devices long before it adopted the 18:9 aspect ratio.
The most interesting part about the Mi 7 is the notch. Unlike a lot of Android smartphones which have a notch but, without a real purpose, the Mi 7 is expected to house hardware that will enable Face ID-like facial recognition system. This means the Face Unlock won’t depend on software and in turn, be much more reliable. If Xiaomi pulls this off, it will do a one-up over Apple since the Mi 7 will also have a fingerprint sensor.
A recent report from MyDrivers clams that the Mi 7 will launch in late-May as part of Xiaomi’s 8th-anniversary celebration. Here is where it gets a bit tricky. A previous report claimed that the Mi 7 won’t come out before the third quarter of 2018 since the company has not been able to develop the technol0gy required for 3D facial recognition. It is, however, possible that Xiaomi could unveil the Mi 7 sooner and then make it available for sale later in the year.
It is to be seen how Xiaomi goes about the launch of one of the most ambitious smartphones from the company. The Xiaomi Mi 7 will gain international attention if it becomes the first Android smartphone to replicate Apple’s Face ID.