Why is Xiaomi skipping Mi 7 for Mi 8? The teaser has an answer

New Delhi: Xiaomi’s decision to skip the Mi 7 for Mi 8 for its anniversary launch has left a lot of gadget enthusiasts scratching their heads. However, the latest teaser by the chinese handset manufacturer seems to be answering some queries.

Xiaomi has released a latest teaser denoting a huge number 7. The company says that since the Mi 8 exceeds all expectations, the company has decided to call the upcoming flagship “Mi 8” and and not “Mi 7”.

Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi 8 as part of its 8th year anniversary offering. The phone will be launched at an event in Shenzhen on May 31, the company has confirmed.

Rumour mills seem to be working extra time to bring in expected specs of the upcoming phone. As per reports, Xiaomi Mi 8 may come with a notch design –something all popular brands are doing these days.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 8GB RAM and a fingerprint sensor.

Other features planned for the Chinese Android manufacturer’s flagship include, a 3D facial recognition unlocking feature and a 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging, as per a Verge report.

The company said its revenue was 114.62 billion yuan ($18 billion) in 2017, up 67.5 percent against 2016. It also said it made a net loss of 43.89 billion yuan versus a profit of 491.6 million yuan in 2016.

Operating profit for 2017 was 12.22 billion yuan, up from 3.79 billion yuan a year ago.

Alongside smartphones, Xiaomi makes dozens of internet-connected home appliances and gadgets, including scooters, air purifiers and rice cookers, although it derives most of its profits from internet services.

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