Xiaomi will be holding an event in less than two days and a few things have already been confirmed. The event could be one of the biggest for the company in 2018 as its flagship smartphone and affordable smart wearable device are expected to be unveiled there.
May 31 Event
The company’s event will be taking place in Shenzhen, China. The event comes just weeks after the announcements of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Mi 6X. The Mi 7 was rumored for MWC 2018 but that didn’t happen and now we know that the smartphone is not even called Mi 7.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Expected
During the many months of rumors, we knew the flagship smartphone as the Mi 7. But now, reports have revealed that the smartphone is called Mi 8. Reports say the number 7 has been skipped because the company will celebrate its 8th anniversary with the release.
Xiaomi has also shared a teaser video of the upcoming Mi 8. The video hints at the features that will be part of the smartphone.
The Mi 8 might be the biggest announcement at the event but a few other products are expected to make an appearance. We don’t know exactly how many but the company has confirmed at least one.
Mi Band 3 Confirmed
Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi Band 3 will be part of the May 31 event. The confirmation of the launch came from the company’s CEO Lei Jun, who said through a Weibo post that Xiaomi had been testing the device for the last two to three months.
Wang Xiang, Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President, also confirmed the launch through a tweet. In the post, he mentions that the Mi Band 3 is coming on May 31 along with the Mi 8 and the MIUI 10. The device is said to have a price of around $26.
Mi Max 3 Ruled Out
Just a few weeks before the device was known as the Mi 8 and the confirmations that the flagship would be part of the event, it was rumored that the Mi Max 3 would be launched there. The two phones in the Mi Max series have debuted in the month of May, so it made sense that the third would launch this month. But Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said a week ago that the phone would instead launch in July. The CEO explained that the phablet was not ready yet. This means that the Mi 8 might be the only smartphone at the event.