If all the leaks come true and things go as planned, Xiaomi could have an impressive portfolio of premium smartphones in the coming months. The smartphone maker is already working on the top-of-the-range Mi 12, which should be released before the end of this year.
Now, we’ve received information that you will also be launching a phone that will come with under-screen cameras (or as some call it under panel cameras, UPC). The smartphone manufacturer has been working on this technology for a few years, but has not yet commercially released a phone with this new feature.
There were reports suggesting that the Mi 10 Ultra could be the first phone to feature this technology, but it didn’t. Even on the Mi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi used a secondary display on the rear panel, but didn’t use the camera under the display again. However, the Mi Mix 4 is gearing up for launch and will feature a camera actually hidden under the display, according to the notorious leaker ice universe.
This means that the front camera of the next Xiaomi phone will be really hidden when not in use. Interestingly though, this will limit the display resolution to 1080p+. This means you may not get a QHD+ panel on Mi Mix 4.
The smartphone should also use a standard curved screen to save costs. There are already rumors that it is more expensive than the Mi 11 Ultra. This means that the Mi Mix 4 can cost around CNY 6,000 (€790), if not more. However, even the Mi 11 Ultra was launched at a higher price on the European market, at €1200.
Mi Mix 4 also features a secondary screen on the back. This might be similar to what we saw on the Mi 11 Ultra. Xiaomi may unveil the Mi Mix 4 in conjunction with the MIUI 13 in August. The phone must support UWB, feature a Snapdragon 888 chipset, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 120W wired and 80W wireless charging.