Leaked firmware confirms the existence of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s and that it will include a Snapdragon 845

A number of reports have hinted at an upcoming device from Xiaomi, the Mi Mix 2S. However, there was no concrete evidence on whether Xiaomi was really working on the device.

The Mi Mix 2 with its edge-to-edge display. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

The Mi Mix 2 with its edge-to-edge display. Image: tech2/Rehan Hooda

Now, we have evidence. Firmware files have confirmed that the company is indeed working on the successor to the Mix 2.

According to an exclusive report by XDA-Developers, we now know about some of the specifications for the upcoming device because of firmware files. The report points out that the developers confirmed the authenticity of the files as well as the fact that they were from the unreleased Mi Mix 2S.

The files made it clear that the Mi Mix 2S will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with a 3,400 mAh battery, Android 8.0 Oreo and that the software will also be Project Treble compatible.

Other specifications include an FHD+ display along (18:9 aspect ratio). The report also confirmed that the upcoming device is likely to pack in some 'AI-powered' camera features, which could be similar to what we saw in the recently released Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The firmware files did point out that the camera app will offer scene detection, a feature that we earlier found in the Huawei Honor View 10. Digging in the files, the developers found binaries for a Sony IMX363 camera sensor. The 363 is the successor to the 362 that found its way into the ZenFone 4 series smartphones, among others. No details are available yet on the new sensor.

In addition to all these features, the Mi Mix 2S will also come with a dual SIM slot, IR blaster and LED light for notification. Developers are still going through the firmware, leading to even more interesting discoveries in the days leading up to Mobile World Congress 2018.

Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 17:22 PM