Rumor: Xiaomi's Curved Display Smartphone Coming Next Year

Xiaomi has been one of the most active smartphone manufacturing companies this year, at least as far as device launches go. Xiaomi has introduced quite a few smartphones thus far in 2016, including their Mi 5 flagship, and the recently announced Mi Max phablet. Considering we’re still in the first half of the year, it’s not exactly surprising Xiaomi plans to introduce a number of devices before the end of the year. The Mi Note 2 has been mentioned several times, and the company’s curved display smartphone is allegedly also on the way, though it might not launch as soon as we thought it will, at least according to a new rumor we’ll talk about soon. Xiaomi is not the only China-based company working on such a curved display smartphone, at least based on a number of reports we’ve stumbled upon thus far.

Xiaomi, Meizu, Huawei and Oppo are reportedly all working on smartphones with curved displays, similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge and the Vivo XPlay 5. That being said, a new report surfaced, and shared some new information on Xiaomi’s curved display handset. According to this info, Xiaomi is planning to use LG’s curved display panel, with an unknown resolution. The source did mention that this display will be 5.7 inches big, and that we’re looking at the OLED panel. In addition to this, this phablet will, reportedly, sport 6GB of RAM, and ship with the unannounced Snapdragon 823 64-bit quad-core processor which we’ve talked about quite a few times this year. The dual 12 or 13-megapixel camera setup will be placed on the back of this device, and that is pretty much all the spec info the source has shared.

Based on the provided info, Xiaomi’s curved display smartphone is expected to be released in the Spring of 2017, which means we won’t be seeing this device hit the market anytime soon. Several rumors suggested that the company’s curved display smartphone might launch in Q3 or Q4 this year, but it seems like that won’t be the case. Either way, stay tuned for more info, we’ll report back as soon as new info surfaces, as always.

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