Leaked: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 gets a surprise release date, pricing details also emerge

Xiaomi Mi 6 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

For years, Xiaomi had been labeled the Apple of China thanks to the fact that the company’s phones had lots of design similarities with the iPhone. However, things took a twist in November 2016 when the Chinese OEM unleashed a one-of-a-kind phone dubbed Xiaomi Mi MIX.

What made this Mi MIX phone unique was its design. The phone has no bezels on three sides, with the only bezel you see appearing on the bottom end. This bezel houses the front-facing camera and nothing else.

If norms are to be observed, the phone’s successor, which should be called Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, is expected to be here somewhere in November this year, but according to reports, this won’t be the case. Prior to this latest development, rumors had emerged with some details on what to expect when the phone, but the latest report has more to offer than just the specs.

In addition to the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 getting a massive 95% screen to body ratio, reports suggest that the phone will get a silver variant and a new audio receiver technology. In a surprise move, Xiaomi could also release the Mi MIX 2 well ahead of the expected date. Apparently, the phone could be unveiled on September 12, two months ahead of last year’s November release date.

Not so long ago, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 also made a stop at Geekbench, giving us some details on the specs. The benchmarks revealed that the device will be powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB RAM. The storage will reportedly be at 128GB on one variant while the other will ship with a massive package of 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

In terms of pricing, the latest report suggests that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will be priced at CNY 3,999 or $600 for the base model and CNY 4,999 or $750 for the high-end model.

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