While Xiaomi is still prepping to unveil its Mi Mix 2 smartphone later this year, a slew of alleged screenshots from the device has found their way onto the internet.

If these recently surfaced screenshots are anything to go by, the upcoming generation of bezel-less display smartphone will boast a 3D facial recognition feature.

Facial recognition feature

The purported Mi Mix 2 screenshot was posted on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo by a user known as 'new technology.' The image shows a head-shaped outline that implies Xiaomi will be incorporating a facial recognition feature on the upcoming handset.


It's worth noting that the aforesaid outline bears a striking resemblance to the one found on Samsung smartphones that come with facial recognition feature. According to Gadgets 360, the feature will be included in Apple's 10th-anniversary smartphone, iPhone 8.

Specs, features and release date

The Weibo user who shared the screenshot has confirmed that the long-awaited successor to Xiaomi's near edge-to-edge display phone the Mi Mix will have 3D facial recognition feature; however, the feature may be marginally different compared to the one of Samsung Galaxy S8.

The Mi Mix 2 GeekBench listing suggested that the device will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Under the hood, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM.

Previously surfaced leaks hinted the Mi Mix 2 will sport a near bezel-less 6.4-inch QHD screen with 1440x2540p resolution. On the photography front, the phone will come with a 19MP rear-mounted camera and a 13MP front shooter for the selfie addicts. The device will be backed by a robust 4500mAh battery.

The smartphone will be up for grabs in three RAM/Storage configurations including:4GB/ 128GB6GB/ 128GB 8GB/ 256GB

Design leaked in a new video

The original Mi Mix, which was launched back in October 2016 was designed and jointly developed by Philippe Starck.


Xiaomi called Starck again in June this year to discuss the Mi Mix 2. In other words, it would be hardly surprising if the Mi Mix's successor looked exactly like its predecessor in terms of design, which was leaked in the aforesaid video footage.

The video shows the bezel-less display of the handset, which seems to sport a curve towards the left and right side. The top bezel is very thin, but the bottom bezel is somewhat thicker. Quite oddly, the top bezel is completely empty, while the bottom bezel houses the selfie camera.

Another report from GSMArena suggests the device will run the company's own aftermarket firmware MIUI 9 and hit the store shelves in October 2017.