Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a new phone codenamed ‘Hercules’. The rumors point at this being the next version of the popular Mi Mix series.
The company has not confirmed everything but Business Today reports that Mishaal Rahman, Editor in chief at XDA Developers, has revealed that it is a new Mi phone. The news site reports that the XDA official tweeted that the new Xiaomi flagship will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor. Rahman also confirmed that the device will have a triple camera, wireless charging and other good features. He mentions in his tweet that this is early information from source code and that it is subject to error due to interpretation.
Xiaomi has plenty of series but this phone is rumored to be the next release of the Mi Mix, which has quickly become one of the most popular from the company. The most recent release of the series, the Mi Mix 3, features a Snapdragon 845 processor, wireless charging and much more.
The Mi Mix 3 was a much different release from the original and the other two versions. The first three all featured a similar design but the Mi Mix 3 instead went for an all screen look with a hidden dual camera.
The Xiaomi Hercules could have changes but it is not yet known how big they will be. It is rumored that the device will feature a single front camera this time. This would be a small change from the previous release, which has two front cameras.
The biggest rumor on the phone so far is if Xiaomi will continue a similar design or if it will go with something completely different. Three versions of the smartphone were released before the company went a different route. But recent rumors say that the company might be planning to go the foldable phone route.
Last month, reports mentioned that the Mi Mix 4 will be a foldable device. The information surfaced from a screenshot that was taken from mobile and online payment platform Alipay.
Xiaomi did not confirm if this was true but it wouldn’t be completely surprising due to what we have seen from the company in recent months. Foldable phones appear to be the next big thing for 2019 and several companies have already announced their foldable devices. The list includes Royole, Samsung and Huawei.
Xiaomi has not remained silent when it comes to the foldable phone category. The company has already dropped two teasers showing off its technology. The teasers are just a few seconds long but they give a close look at the device. The company appears to be far back from Samsung and Huawei’s plans but it has pretty much confirmed that the phone will be coming at some point.
The second teaser was posted a few weeks back so we could see a few more before the company announces it. Xiaomi has not given any information when it comes to the specifications of its foldable phone.
The Mi Mix and Mi Mix 3 hit shops during the month of November while the Mi Mix 2 was available in the month of September. From these releases, we could say that the Mi Mix 4 will be released some time around November. But who knows, maybe the company will surprise everyone and release it before.
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