Xiaomi 'Hercules’ flagship phone to reportedly ship with Snapdragon 855, triple rear cameras, wireless charging and more

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 06 May 2019
Xiaomi 'Hercules’ flagship phone to reportedly ship with Snapdragon 855, triple rear cameras, wireless charging and more
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Xiaomi is reportedly working on a Snapdragon 855 powered flagship handset.

The phone’s leaked specs hint at a triple rear camera setup.

It could be launched as the Mi Mix 3S or the Mi Mix 4.

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While Xiaomi has been announcing new devices under its Redmi sub-brand, it’s been some time since a Mi branded phone was launched in the Indian market. Multiple reports about the company’s upcoming flagship device suggest that the brand might soon launch a Snapdragon 855-powered handset. A tweet from XDA-Developers' Mishaal Rahman suggests the same and reveals some key information about the alleged handset. As per the tweet, the new Xiaomi flagship could be called “Hercules,” which is most likely its internal codename. The handset is tipped to run on the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC and come equipped with triple rear cameras. 

The smartphone might feature an in-display fingerprint sensor and a single camera setup on the front. It is touted to support NFC and come with wireless charging as well. While the handset’s name is not officially confirmed, another tipster claims that it will be the Mi Mix 4 or the Mi Mix 3S. However, we suggest you take all this info with a pinch of salt since Rahman says it’s all early information based on source code. Rahman previously said that the company was also looking to add a new experimental GPU overclocking feature on its Snapdragon 855 powered phones called “GPU maxfreq.” This feature could be similar to the GPU Turbo tech Honor phones employ. 

If Xiaomi sticks to its smartphone release schedule, then it might release the Mi Mix 3S with the aforementioned specs. While the company is said to be working on a new device under the Mi brand, it might also announce a Redmi phone running on Snapdragon 855 SoC. A company executive also confirmed that abundant stocks of the phone are being prepared in advance and that the upcoming handset would be competitively priced. This new flagship Redmi device is teased to come equipped with a pop-up front camera as well. 

 

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