Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix 2 smartphone has a fair deal of excitement around it and even though the company has not made any official announcement about the launch date of the handset, it has now been tipped to launch on September 12 – the same day as the rumoured launch of the iPhone 8. Separately, the leaked live render of the smartphone might have given us a glimpse the back of the yet-to-be-announced smartphone.
Talking about the leaked renders first, a Weibo user has shared alleged live image of the Mi Mix 2 smartphone, which show the back of the smartphone. In the live image, the smartphone seems to have a glossy ceramic back and two circular cut-outs, which could indicate dual cameras or a single camera sensor and a fingerprint scanner at the back.
We can also see the stereo speakers at the bottom of the smartphone along with a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. As much of the design is unclear from this live image, we might have to wait before we get a better look at the handset.
The other leak comes from China as well and suggests that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 smartphone might be unveiled on the same date as the expected launch of iPhone 8, i.e.m September 12.
Earlier, a concept video suggested that the Mi Mix 2 might feature even thinner bezels than its predecessors and a separate leak tipped the upcoming smartphone to feature 3D Facial Recognition feature as well.
Xiaomi is expected to unveil its Mi Mix 2 smartphone later this year and alleged screenshots from the smartphone have now surfaced on the Internet. Interestingly, the leaked screenshots reportedly suggest that the next generation of the bezel-less display smartphone will come with a 3D facial recognition feature.
The alleged Mi Mix 2 screenshot, shared by a user on Chinese website Weibo, shows the head shaped outline that suggests that the company will be including a facial recognition feature on the smartphone. Notably, this outline is quite similar to the one present on Samsung phones that support facial recognition feature. Notably, the iPhone 8 is also expected to feature 3D facial recognition.
Photo Credit: Weibo
However, the user who posted this screenshot has mentioned that the Mi Mix 2 will come with 3D facial recognition, indicating that the feature might be slightly different than the one on Galaxy S8. The upcoming smartphone has been tipped to run MIUI 9 and is expected to launch next month, as pointed out in a report by GSMArena.
To recall, the GeekBench listing of Mi Mix 2 suggested that the smartphone will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The handset is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. Earlier leaks have tipped the Mi Mix 2 to sport a bezel-less 6.4-inch QHD display with 1440×2540 pixel resolution. In terms of optics, the smartphone is expected to come with a 19-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel camera at the front.
The Mi Mix 2 has been tipped to be launched in three RAM/ storage configurations – 4GB/ 128GB, 6GB/ 128GB, and 8GB/ 256GB. The handset is expected to house a 4500mAh battery.