Yesterday, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun confirmed that the company would be holding an event on August 10th. Today, Xiaomi confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 would be making its debut at this event. In the announcement poster, nothing regarding the phone’s potential features are being teased, which is a bit surprising. Instead, all we have is the Mix 4 branding set on a coast with the sun shining on the name.
Recent rumors and leaks, including the phone’s TENAA filing, points to the phone including either 8GB and 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Xiaomi will also be including dual-SIM 5G connectivity, which is one of those understated yet useful features that we don’t often see with phones released here in the States.
We’re expecting to see the Snapdragon 888 powering the Mi Mix 4, with other rumors claiming that Xiaomi will offer 120W wired fast charging. Just last week a PR representative for Xiaomi confirmed the device would also launch with MIUI 12.5 out of the box.
Under-display camera coming?
Leading up to next week’s event, we’ve seen rumors claim that Xiaomi will be the next company to incorporate its own under-display selfie camera with the Mi Mix 4. Overnight, a video appeared on Weibo showing off the supposed Mi Mix 4’s display panel which is actually a flexible display.
When the video starts, there is no indication of a selfie camera being present, but as soon as the screen is turned off the under-display hole-punch camera is revealed. With Samsung expected to introduce its own under-display camera tech with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, this new display panel from Xiaomi could end up being the best of the bunch so far. Considering that this type of technology is still in its infancy, it’s interesting to see what these different companies are trying in an effort to get rid of any “holes” in the display.
Since Samsung won’t be offering a new Galaxy Note this year, this could be Xiaomi’s opportunity to take more control over the global smartphone market. If the Galaxy foldable phones don’t meet expectations, the Mi Mix 4 and supposed Mi 12 Ultra could fill the gap.