The first chipset belonging to the Snapdragon 700 series is the Snapdragon 710 and while there were no specification details of the SoC provided, it definitely looks like Xiaomi is going to be Qualcomm's first customer when it comes to these.
Given that 2017 was a year of trends in the smartphone industry, we can expect the Mi Max 3 to feature major features such as 18:9 aspect ratio, dual rear cameras and wireless charging. The Snapdragon 700 series chipsets are meant to feature neural networks from the SD845 and offer better performance than the bread-and-butter midrange Snapdragon 600 series.
It was recently reported that Qualcomm was about to launch a mid-range but high-performance chipset which would be called the Snapdragon 670.
Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus have already launched the notch design, and now Xiaomi will join the trend with its upcoming flagship, Xiaomi Mi 7.
Below, we see cut-outs for a bottom-firing speaker grille, microphone grille, and cutout for what could be a USB Type-C port in the middle. Also, in a Twitter post, Xiaomi's Senior Vice President Wang Xiang revealed that the launch event will take place at Wuhan University, which is the alma mater of company founder Lei Jun. He did not reveal the name of the smartphone that will be launched at the event, and simply said, "Are you excited to find out which device it is?" However, if that is the case, then the smartphone may feature a glass back panel instead of metal.
It will have a fingerprint scanner, too!Both have OLED screens with Always On Display, both run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI, both are dual-SIM phones with 3,100 mAh battery (or so), an IR blaster but no NFC.
The LED flash could be positioned between the two camera sensors, similar to the setup we've seen on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.