Xiaomi reveals the existence of custom emojis on the Mi 8 to rival Apple’s Animojis.
Just as previously reported, Xiaomi is set to unveil its latest flagship phone on its May 31st event. And recent updates reveal that the Chinese company has taken inspiration from the iPhone X’s Animojis.
The company, through its official Weibo account, posted an official teaser that shows a video of 3D AR emojis very similar to Apple’s. Characters like a panda, a fox, a pig, and Xiaomi’s official mascot singing the company’s flagship tune were featured. The video ends with a countdown for the May 31st event in China.
Additional leaks also give us more information regarding the upcoming flagship phone. Promo shots of the Mi 8 were posted on SlashLeaks. These were reportedly first seen from a Telegram group which features Xiaomi topics.
The image shows wide notch on the front with an bezel-less design and a significant bottom chin. You can also see a vertically stacked dual camera at the back together with a fingerprint sensor. It was previously rumoured that he Xiaomi Mi 8 will have an in-screen fingerprint sensor so that might not be the case.
Apart from the unveiling of the Mi 8, the company is also expected to launch the Mi Band 3. Lastly, Xiaomi is also set to announce the MIUI 10, it’s latest OS.
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