If recent rumors are accurate then OnePlus 6 will not be the only device to be released in early 2018, it is likely that Xiaomi will release the Xiaomi Mi7 early this year .
The launch of the new year is a very good time for Chinese phone makers, while Christmas is ideal for shopping in the West.
Bearing this in mind, it is not surprising that OnePlus could release OP6 around this time, and that Xiaomi is now rumored to be releasing its own flagship on a similar date.
Sources in China say there are strong indications pointing out in November as the control date for the Xiaomi Mi7 and that Xiaomi will release the new device in February. The same sources claim that Qualcomm is working closely with Xiaomi to optimize the Snapdragon 845 chipset for the new flagship.
If the rumors are true, then the Xiaomi Mi7 will be one of the first smartphones on the market to feature Qualcomm’s new chipset and this could mean an international version, as we have seen in Mi5, which was presented in China as well as in MWC in Barcelona.
Rumors of the Xiaomi Mi7 do not stop there. The new flagship is believed to come with fast wireless charge and also features a glass ceramic back panel. Also, we are likely to see a new bezeless design as well as facial recognition.