The launch of Xiaomi Mi MIX took the world by surprise, especially after the reputation that the Chinese OEM had gathered along the way as far as smartphone designs are concerned.
In China, Xiaomi is known as “Apple” due to the huge resemblance between the design of Mi phones and iPhones, but the Xiaomi Mi MIX is something else – something that has never happened before it. Apparently, the company wants to pick up from where it left with the Mi MIX and debut a successor that is even more alarming than the original model.
Earlier this year. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that the company is working on a new Mi MIX 2. While the tech mogul did not mention any details of what to expect when the phone comes to life, there are rumors about the design of the phone already doing rounds. Apparently, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will go for much thinner bezels as compared to the current version. The result of this tweak will be an even higher screen-to-body ratio of 93%, more than the 91.3% that we see on the Mi MIX.
The phone will also come with a curved AMOLED screen that will probably keep the same 6.4-inch display size. If this is the case, we may end up with a slightly smaller device compared to the Mi MIX – or otherwise a larger display size on the same physical factor as the 2016 model.
The same report further adds that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 will come with a ceramic body like the one used on its predecessor. In addition, the bone conduction and audio features used on the Mi MIX will also be retained. Unlike last year where the fingerprint scanner was located on the back of the phablet, this report claims that this feature will now find a new home just below the display screen. This refutes previous rumors that had suggested this feature will be located below the display.
Like the original Xiaomi Mi MIX, the Mi MIX 2 will be available by the end of this year, probably in Q4. Rumors claim that the phone will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC on board alongside an IP68-certified body.