Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship is going to be more of a redesign than major internal changes – the Mi 9 is just around the corner and is much closer to getting launched now.
And just like every time, the device has made it to the rumor mill and we’re already getting news on what to expect from it. Other than renders and camera details, the device is reportedly being designed by Mi Liu – the person who designed the Mi 6. If you remember, Mi 6 was among the coolest looking flagships back in the day and was a pocket-sized, compact device with a great curved glass finish on the back.
Mi 6 is easily among the best devices from Xiaomi in terms of design, right next to the Mi Mix lineup. The Mi 6 designer is now coming back and is going to make the next big Mi flagship by Xiaomi.
While we can’t say for sure yet what the device is going to look like, there are some unofficial renders that depict the Mi 9’s design. As you’d expect, the flagship will stay in line with today’s trends, featuring trimmed bezels, a tall display, and a notch on the front. Most features are going to resemble the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, with 3D facial detection and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Moreover, it’ll run a Snapdragon 855 chipset and fast(er) charging – which is likely to be paired with a secondary option of wireless charging.
Xiaomi is expected to unveil the device at the end of this month at the MWC, till then, stay tuned.