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Xaiomi may have already started working on its third-generation Mi MIX edge-to-edge display smartphone. If a new image surfaced online is to be believed then the next Mi MIX smartphone will sport an iPhone X-like notch. Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo has some images purportedly claiming to show the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s which can be expected to be an upgrade of some sort to the current Mi MIX 2 smartphone. The shared images show the alleged handset in the wild and tip a notch at the top of the handset - just like the infamous notch on the iPhone X.
The leaked images further tip that the next Mi MIX smartphone will retain the highlight of the series which is bezel-less smartphone. Much like the iPhone X, the notch at the top, however, looks weird. The leaked images hint that the alleged Mi MIX 2s will include the sensors, earpiece, and front camera in the notch at the top. Unfortunately, there's no information on the anticipated Mi MIX 2s handset at the moment. The leaked images were posted on Weibo, and were first picked up by GSM Arena.
With Apple jumping into the bezel-less bandwagon with its iPhone X, and other companies like Samsung with its Galaxy S8 as well as other devices like Essential Phone, we can expect the edge-to-edge displays play major role in upcoming smartphones. It's a little surprising Xiaomi would take this route however. While many of its designs arguably copy Apple shamelessly, it has taken great pride in pointing out the innovative design of the Mi MIX series. At its launch events, both in China and India, the company also spoke about how it avoided the notch on its smartphone with decisions like an ultrasonic proximity sensor, the 'hidden sound-guided speaker', and of course, the front facing camera being placed on the bottom lip of the smartphone.
Of course, as with all rumours and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s with a pinch of salt, as Xiaomi has yet to make any announcements about its new flagship smartphone and the credibility of the sources cannot be independently verified.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the premium bezel-less smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is currently on sale in some markets including India. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India is Rs. 35,999. One of the biggest highlights of the Mi MIX 2 is its 5.99-inch full-HD (1080x2160 pixels) 18:9 display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a DCI-P3 colour gamut.