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Xiaomi will announce its Mi 8 flagship on May 31st

Xiaomi will announce its Mi 8 flagship on May 31st


The event is set, and the name is Mi 8 Anniversary Edition

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Image: Weibo/GizmoChina

Xiaomi will take the wraps off its new flagship smartphone on May 31st, dubbing it the Mi 8 Anniversary Edition to mark the eighth anniversary of the tech brand. The details come from a teaser for the event, spotted by GizmoChina and posted on Weibo.

As we noted before, the Mi 8’s highlight feature will be one you can’t see: an in-display fingerprint sensor. The other bullet point specs will include 3D facial recognition, a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge capabilities, a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM, and a full-screen 6-inch display.

Here’s a brief clip that shows off the in-display unlocking feature.

Vivo was first to market with an in-display fingerprint sensor, but Xiaomi isn’t too far behind. The Xiaomi Mi 6 — the Mi 8’s predecessor — retailed for around $360 when it launched, so hopefully the new phone will be close in terms of pricing.