It's hard to believe that it's only been a few months since Apple's notch-tooting iPhone X emerged in the smartphone world. Anyone who's anything in the Android smartphone world has gone out of their way to copy the design, and it's now almost a style-statement of sorts to not have a notch on your smartphone.
One very popular smartphone maker who's kept away from all this notchiness is Xiaomi.
We were expecting to see their first notch on the nearly bezel-less Mi Mix 2s but now, Xiaomi has officially laid those rumours to rest.
GizmoChina cites a Weibo reveal that shows a notch-less Mi Mix 2s. Invites for a launch event in Shanghai have already been sent out. The yet-to-be-launched smartphone was shown off by Xiaomi brand ambassadoer Wu Yifan, who's seen flaunting the phone in several social promotional images.
While it is good that the phone lacks a notch, the design also suggests that the front camera remains at the bottom of the phone. Up-the-nose selfies and upside-down videos will still be an issue with the Mi Mix 2s.
The phone is expected to arrive with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 chip and dual-rear cameras. As GizmoChina notes, it's possible that we'll see an 8/256 GB variant of the smartphone and support for wireless charging.
To commemorate the fact that the Mi Mix ended up in the Centre Pompidou museum in France, a museum for modern art, 10 lucky Xiaomi fans will receive Beijing-Paris tickets and a trip to the Centre Pompidou.