Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, an upgraded version of Mi MIX 2 is now expected to launch even before Mobile World Congress next month. The smartphone was previously expected to launch alongside the Mi 7 flagship at MWC in February.
The source of the new information is a tipster who posted on Weibo that the Chinese smartphone maker is planning to launch the Mi MIX 2S even before MWC 2018. While the tipster didn’t reveal much information of the device, GizmoChina reports that the tipster asked the readers to guess which of the devices will be the first to feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 mobile chipset.
Most rumors suggest that Mi 7 will be the first smartphone from Xiaomi to use Qualcomm‘s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC and the company might keep the chipset for next-generation Mi MIX 3 to give it a competitive advantage. At this moment, there is no official confirmation of the existence of Mi MIX 2S and these leaks should be taken with a grain of salt.
However, the renders of the purported Mi MIX 2S leaked online suggesting a design similar to that of iPhone X but it eventually turned out to be a photoshopped version of Mi MIX 2. Then a second render popped online via Slashleaks suggesting the smartphone will be truly bezel-less and the display will account for almost 100 percent of the front of the device.
The render imagines Xiaomi to get rid of the chin that houses the front camera on Mi MIX and Mi MIX 2. The leaked renders shows that Xiaomi will instead move the front camera to the top right hand corner, which gives rise to an awkward looking notch at the right. In comparison with Mi MIX 2, the bottom bezel seems to be considerably thinner since the company is getting rid of that portion by moving camera to the top.
The back panel seems to show a design similar to that of its predecessors with a single rear camera setup with 18K gold-plated ring surrounding it. The camera is followed by a rear fingerprint sensor and the smartphone seems to feature a ceramic body. The design, though not perfect, seems to take the bezel-less design to next level but readers must know that this is not confirmed just yet. The leaks also claim that Mi MIX 2S will cost 4,000 Yuan (around Rs 40,000) whenever it becomes official.