Innovation has moved to China, if we take into account late device launches. Huawei debuted a camera with three sensors, while Vivo won the race to integrate an ampert sensor into the display. While Apple and Samsung are still working on this technology, the second Chinese company will launch a smartphone with this feature, Xiaomi preparing to release Mi 8 for the end of this month.
Xiaomi Mi 8 will be the legal successor of the Mi 6 flagship model last year. It's not clear why the company jumps over Mi 7, but the new model will be able to compete with any other device on the market in terms of hardware. The missing data on the internet suggests that it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 based device, with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery and wireless charge, a novelty for the Xiaomi range of devices
The latest rumor about this smartphone also comes with a short video clip that demonstrates the technology of unlocking with a fingerprint sensor integrated into the display. It's not a big sensor, like a Vivo Apex concept model, but a normal sensor, like the Vivo X21. This seems to be very fast, comparable to a normal fingerprint sensor. Besides, the Xiaomi Mi 8 could also integrate an advanced facial unlocking system, similar to the one on the iPhone X, with laser sensors and infrared cameras
The Mi 8 will debut at an event to be held in China at the end of May, alongside Xiaomie's new operating system, MIUI 9, based on Android. Probably at this event we will find out which devices will receive the upgrade to the new version, last year's list of models launched just 4 or 5 years ago.