Xiaomi stole the limelight in the smartphone industry with its Mi Mix in 2016. The main reason why it managed to do so well, was because it featured a bezel-less display. The feature was pretty new to the industry back then. On the contrary, this year has witnessed multiple smartphone manufacturers launching their handsets, with the bezel-less display feature acting as their primary selling point. The Chinese company is now preparing for the launch of its successor, dubbed “Mi Mix 2.”

Launching on September 11

According to a report by Know Your Mobile, Xiaomi on its Weibo (Chinese version of Facebook) account made an official announcement, stating that device will be unveiled on 11 September at University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing.

This could also potentially mean that Xiaomi will bring its flagship offering to the market before Apple launches iPhone 8. This will give Xiaomi an upper hand over Apple, especially on its home ground China. Similar to most leading devices, Mi Mix 2 is speculated to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Boasting 6GB of RAM, the device might pack either 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage.

Knowing Xiaomi, the company may introduce both the storage variants with its handset, as pointed out by Tech Radar. Therefore, it is safe to assume that Mi Mix 2 will arrive in two storage variants: 6GB RAM/128GB ROM and 8GB RAM/256GB ROM. The smartphone is further rumored to feature a 6.4-inch QUAD HD display with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution. In the camera department, the handset might sport a 19-megapixel rear sensor along with a 13-megapixel front shooter as well.

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The firm is rumored to integrate a dual rear camera setup. However, it hasn’t received any strong confirmation.

The phone will be a top-end device

According to a report by Digit, Xiaomi will pack its Mi Mix 2 with 4,500mAh battery and the latest Android Oreo for its international variants. The firm – just like Apple – is being predicted to debut a 3D face scanning feature with Mix 2. This will mean that the firm is looking to eliminate the physical home button feature in favor of facial recognition. The company hasn’t made any comments regarding the handset as yet. Users must expect Mi Mix 2 to be slightly pricier than its predecessor. Mi Mix at the time of the launch was available for around $800 (4GB RAM/128GB ROM) and $900 (6GB RAM/256GB ROM). The smartphone could be a game-changer in for the company.