The Xiaomi Mi 7's front panel has just surfaced, suggesting that the device will sport a display notch. Now, there's no way to confirm that this is, indeed Xiaomi Mi 7's front panel, but if the leak is to be believed, Xiaomi's upcoming flagship will go with the flow as well, and including a notch. Now, this notch seems to be a bit wider than the one on the Huawei P20 series, and there seem to be quite a few cutouts included here.
The earpiece and camera cutouts are included, plus three additional cutouts for other sensors, one of which is a proximity sensor we believe, while the other one may be a light sensor, though it's also possible that some of these sensors are there to enable '3D sensing' on the Xiaomi Mi 7. A recent rumor suggested that the device will ship with facial scanning technology, similar to the one used in the iPhone X. This basically means that the phone will not use its front-facing camera in order to scan your face, but a number of additional sensors, in addition to that camera, in order to make scanning as accurate as possible. This is also expected to improve scanning in low-light conditions, vastly. You will notice that the phone has a very thin 'chin' below the display, while the rest of its bezels are basically non-existent.
According to a poster that leaked yesterday, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be announced on May 23 in China, though Xiaomi still did not confirm that. The Xiaomi Mi 7 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor, while the device is expected to include at least 6GB of RAM on the inside. The phone will sport a larger display than its predecessor (the Mi 6 featured a 5.15-inch panel), though its physical footprint is expected to be similar to the Mi 6's, as its bezels will be considerably thinner than Mi 6's bezels. The device is also rumored to sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, though it remains to be seen if Xiaomi will go down that road, or perhaps the company plans to include a rear-facing fingerprint scanner instead. MIUI 9 will come pre-installed on the device, on top of Android Oreo.