tech2 News StaffSep 11, 2017 13:05:53 IST
After months of speculation, Xiaomi will finally unveil its new flagship, bezel-less smartphone, the Mi Mix 2 in an event in Beijing. The event will go live at 11:30 am Indian time (2 pm CST) and you can watch it on Facebook here, while also having an option of viewing it here on YouTube.
Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun had announced earlier that the Mi Mix 2 would launch on 11 September and the company also took to their Twitter handle to tease the new phone over the past week. Having created a stir last year, the Mi Mix was touted as the first truly bezel-less phone, making the launch of the Mi Mix 2, one of the most anticipated launched ahead of Apple's iPhone 8 event.
The Mi Mix 2 will feature what Xiaomi calls Full-screen display 2.0, the company's second iteration of the bezel-less display technology. Based on the latest reports we have, the display on Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be a 6.2-inch 2960 x 1440p AMOLED panel made by Samsung. While this does sound similar to the one on Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus launched earlier, the Mix 2 is expected to have the highest screen-to-body ratio seen on a smartphone.
— Mi (@xiaomi) September 10, 2017
In terms of internals, the Mi Mix 2 is expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Taking to social media platform Weibo, the chipset make Qualcomm pushed aside rumours of the Snapdragon 836 chipset making its way to the device. The phone is supposed to come with a healthy 6 GB of RAM and a sizeable 4,400-4,500 mAh battery.
The phone is also supposed to come with Android Oreo 8.0 atop Xiaomi's MIUI 9 user interface. The company is also expected to launch a second smartphone which would likely be the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. The company's co-founder Lin Bin teased the smartphone on social media, making it very clear that a second smartphone would be launched alongside the Mi Mix 2.
The Mi Mix 2 was earlier expected to launch on the same day as the Apple iPhone 8 but this was later clarified by the CEO, stating that the launch would happen a day earlier.
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