The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is said to be the successor to the Mi MIX 2 smartphone that launched last year featuring a bezel-less design. While speculations are rife regarding the launch of Mi MIX 2S, it seems that the biggest upgrade that the upcoming Xiaomi handset may bring is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, if a new benchmark listing is any indication.
An early AnTuTu score has hinted at the SoC for Mi MIX 2S. If the Mi MIX 2S is launched at MWC 2018 featuring a Snapdragon 845 processor, it will be the first such handset from Xiaomi. The benchmark listing spotted by My Drivers shows a smartphone named 'Polaris' that scored 270,461, which is believed to be the upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S has been subjected to several speculations recently. As per an earlier report, the upcoming Mi MIX 2S won't just be Xiaomi's first but also the world's first smartphone with the Snapdragon 845 SoC. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi will race ahead of Samsung, which is also in line to bring the processor on its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Sony has also been tipped to introduce the Snapdragon 845 SoC in its Xperia XZ Pro smartphone.
In December last year, Xiaomi and Qualcomm had announced their partnership on the Snapdragon 845 last month, and the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature the new processor was initially expected to be the Mi 7, the new flagship that was earlier expected to launch at MWC, before reports indicated the Mi MIX 2S launch instead.
The Snapdragon 845 is claimed to have an on-device artificial intelligence (AI) functionality that could result in features such as facial recognition on the new Mi MIX model. Additionally, the Mi MIX 2S may have a similar design to that of the iPhone X, thanks to a possible notch on the front. However, the phone is expected to stick to the original bezel-less design pattern that was highly popular in the Mi MIX in 2016.
According to earlier leaks, Xiaomi will also be reportedly using the new Sony IMX363 camera sensor that will be equipped with a dual-pixel autofocus technology to deliver enhanced night image results. It is expected that Xiaomi will set the price of Mi MIX 2 around CNY 4,000 (approximately Rs. 41,000) in China, and it may hit stores in the country sometime in March.