Xiaomi Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 7 Likely to Feature Wireless Charging, Production Starts February 2018 By Krishanu Chatterjee Posted on December 1, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr If everything synchronizes properly and there is no problem in timely delivery, the new flagship device from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Mi 7, is likely to feature wireless charging. This could also mean that the device may have a glass rear. The Xiaomi Mi 7 is the successor of the Mi 6 which launched this year. Remember that Apple had joined the Wireless Power Consortium or WPC even before the release of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X devices. Xiaomi too is part of the same consortium. We have earlier reported that the Xiaomi Mi 7 could be launched in February. This is a marked departure from the latest news which claims that the device will enter production in February 2018. It is possible that the production will start before China’s Sprint Festival. This marks the new year in China and is scheduled to be held on February 16. Rumors suggest that Xiaomi will use the same foundry Apple did when it incorporated for its wireless charging mechanism. We have earlier reported on the various aspects of the Xiaomi Mi 7, including rumors that the new device may house the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It may have a 6-inch screen. The presence of Qi charging indicates that the device may be placed on a charging pad without the need to physically connect the charger. This would put the Mi 7 squarely in the big league of major players. Incidentally, we had earlier covered the wireless charging feature of the Mi 7. The above point is also confirmed once you take into account that the device could feature 6GB of RAM. Of course, it is likely to have the same 3,350 mAh battery which was also aboard the Xiaomi Mi 6. In a nod to most modern flagships, the device is also likely to have a 3D facial recognition system which will unlock the device. Stay tuned for more updates.